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Can religious groups help to prevent violent conflict?

A glance at the daily news confirms that religion is regularly complicit in violence. In early January of 2015, Boko Haram killed up to two thousand …

Religion

3 Tips on Preparing for Dialogue from PCP

We encourage you to check out one of the most recent pieces from the Public Conversations Project, an NCDD organizational member, on key things to …

The intellectual character of conspiracy theorists – Quassim Cassam

Meet Oliver. Like many of his friends, Oliver thinks he is an expert on 9/11. He spends much of his spare time looking at conspiracist websites and …

Critical Thinking

Conflict resolution: Wars without end

The world is full of bloody conflicts that can drag on for decades. Some researchers are trying to find resolutions through complexity science.<p>In the …

News on our work facilitating dialogue and building community relations

<b>Allport’s Scale of Prejudice</b><p>In the 1950s social psychologist Gordon Allport developed what has become known as Allport’s Ladder of prejudice (see …

East London

How will everything change under climate change?

The second in a major series of articles on the climate crisis and how humanity can solve it. In this extract taken from the Introduction to This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, the author calls the climate crisis a civilisational wake-up call to alter our economy, our lifestyles, now – before …

I BELIEVE IN FREE SPEECH, BUT…

I took part this week in a debate at London’s Queen Mary College on the motion ‘This House believes in the right to offend’. Speaking with me for the …

Humanist campaign challenges blasphemy laws

<b>Blasphemy laws are being challenged in a new global campaign launched by a coalition of humanist organisations. The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) says that, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France, the time is right for countries to abolish laws that protect religious</b> …

The mutating terror threat: what do the Charlie Hebdo attacks mean for Britain?

Jihadis increasingly favour less sophisticated attacks on western soil. The danger to Britain is real and significant.<p><i>Blasphemy in the UK. Photo:</i> …

Terrorism

The Pope is right: blasphemy exists and it has consequences

Francis' comments on the Charlie Hebdo attacks shocked those Westerners who struggle to understand blasphemy. But he's right to note that some people still believe in God, says Tim Stanley<p>Liberals hate the Pope now because he apparently said that free speech shouldn’t apply when it comes to …

The rise of religious identities and the Charlie Hebdo attack​

<b>Akil N. Awan</b> looks at the religion behind the motivations for the shocking attack in Paris.

Charlie Hebdo: Dismantling nine mistaken assumptions about the Paris atrocities

Tehmina Kazi of British Muslims for Secular Democracy looks at nine mistaken assumptions doing the rounds about the murders that took place at the …

Religion

Jacob Mchangama: European leaders have long compromised free expression

World leaders march in Paris following the recent attacks in France (Photo: European Council)<p><i>Jacob Mchangama is the founder and executive director of</i> …

Equal in Paris?

James Baldwin wrote that although William Faulkner might not accurately be called a racist, the novelist “could see Negroes only as they related to …

France

Lost in translation: Charlie Hebdo, free speech and the unilingual left

Of course the killing of journalists is a bad thing, so the argument goes, but come on, <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> is “a racist publication.” <i>So what do you expect?</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Remembering Charlie Hebdo in the 90s

Philippe Val, editor of Charlie Hebdo from 1992-2009. CC Téléversé par Agamitsudo<p>As I write, the news coverage of the massacre at <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>’s …

Journalism

Charlie Hebdo, a non-clash of civilisations

In one day, four of France’s most talented cartoonists slaughtered, alongside six of the journalists who made <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> an outlet famous for …

Religion

Charlie Hebdo: the Prophet does not want to be avenged

Face to face with Al Qaeda militants in Yemen. Saleh Magiam/Demotix All rights reserved.As the Kouachi brothers sprayed the offices of the French …

Terrorism

Charlie Hebdo: "There is no way they will make us put down our pens."

We are all Charlie!<p>To those who attacked Charlie Hebdo yesterday shouting “Allahu Akbar,” I would like to say that your kind of God - a God of Hate …

Religion

Charlie Hebdo and the blasphemy of censorship

The dominant reaction in European media to the horrific massacre at the French satirical magazine <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> was solidarity with the victims, …

Middle East

Charlie Hebdo: justice for all

Place de la Republique vigil. Demotix/Matteo Pellegrinuzzi. All rights reserved.<p>I am against the death penalty and barbarism. My saddened thoughts go …

Religion

Charlie Hebdo

Philippe Marlière 17 August 2015<p>After a short-lived phase of national unity, critics have stressed that France is now more intolerant. Furthermore, …

Religion

The Charlie Hebdo attack: a first look at the background and context

Charlie Hebdo's 2 versions. Davide Del Giudice/Demotix.All rights reservedAs the dreadful details of a gun attack on the Paris offices of the …

Terrorism

Charlie Hebdo: Free speech, but not as an absolute value

Paris demonstration against terrorism, January 7. Tom Craig/Demotix. All rights reserved.While police officers and other non-journalists have also …

Freedom of the Press

The British left's desperate confusion over Charlie Hebdo

Three days ago, no-one, or almost no-one, on the British left had heard of Charlie Hebdo. Now, however, the internet and much of the leftwing …

Religion

Charlie Hebdo: is nothing sacred?

I hesitate to comment on the massacre in Paris, because just as with the tragedy in Peshawar I feel there is a huge difference between what we …