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This blog is written by scholars and activists committed to positive social change, and to the transformation of violence towards ends that are more just, dignified and humane. Contributions are welcome, as in the joining of intellectual and vocational forces, we have greater power to realise the changes the world most needs.

In the looking glass

In the looking glass

“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human...

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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 Myth of International Protection

War and Survival in Congo