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Belonging to each other

Belonging to each other

Photo courtesy Miriam Nabarro, London ‘We belong to each other’: these old words of wisdom remind us to care for and to hold sacred all that unites us, all that binds us together. Acknowledgement of our intimate and inescapable human connection—long forgotten,...

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Feeling where it hurts

Feeling where it hurts

Ruby Sales, civil rights-era luminary and leading theologian, once asked a young sex worker who was battling out her daily survival on the margins of segregation-era America: ‘Where does it hurt?’. Into gently listening ears, the young woman’s story flooded forth: a...

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The Dating App by Sonali Wanigabaduge

The Dating App by Sonali Wanigabaduge

Sonali Wanigabaduge is a lawyer and media professional from Sri Lanka. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law, at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and writes in her...

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Courage (denoting the heart)

Courage (denoting the heart)

As I climbed the small flight of stairs on the Nice-Ventimiglia regional train, the rhythms of Naija’s summer hits wafted down. At the top, a young man who I would come to know as Abeo danced to Joeboy’s ‘Baby’. The train began to move along the glittering coastline,...

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Idealism as a subversive act

Idealism as a subversive act

Lately, idealism has begun to feel like a form of rebellion, a subversive act to push back against the rising tides of cynicism and fear. As centenary commemorations mark the end of the ‘Great War’, the catastrophic hatreds of old feel worryingly contemporary. Rising...

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The Myth of International Protection

War and Survival in Congo