Social enterprises – organisations that use business means to provide social and environmental benefit – are set to receive a boost from the corporate world
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For Rio’s favela dwellers the story of the 2016 Olympics has been one of disbanded communities, demolished homes and broken promises of urban renewal. But, as Ben Whitford finds, the determination of one community offers hope for other ongoing struggles
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New research into positive social connections could help drug and alcohol addicts stay sober and change the way we treat addiction
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Aaron Millar chats with Bruce Poon Tip, bestselling author, award-winning travel company founder and friend of the Dalai Lama, about his new book, Do Big Small Things, which challenges people to leave their comfort zones both at home and abroad
A historic mosque in Bosnia's Serb region that was destroyed in the war has reopened in a ceremony encouraging religious tolerance among divided communities
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In a city where violence is commonplace and local people – young Arab men in particular – are viewed with suspicion by the authorities, Genevieve Belmaker finds one group using parkour to not only improve their fitness, but find a sense of freedom
Safety on the river Thames is in the hands of volunteers like Matt Allchurch. When the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) needs him, he swaps his day job as an architect for a shift at Teddington: the highest tidal point on London's famous waters
Unlike many refugee settlements, where food supplies often end up on the black market or in the hands of politicians, the Bojador camp in Algeria is self-governed by its Sahrawi inhabitants. For ten years the solidarity system has managed to keep corruption largely at bay, Kenza Yousfi investigates how
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Though we may not be locked up in a cell, we are all prisoners to something, argues former convict Brett Moran. But we can be freed
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Three ideas for your summer adventures
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In a society where worth sometimes seems defined by our ability to purchase, Lucy Purdy considers whether possessions can be positive
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Slow fashion pioneer and social entrepreneur Safia Minney is on a mission to eradicate slavery in fast fashion. In this extract from her new book, Slow Fashion: Aesthetics Meets Ethics, she highlights how businesses and consumers alike can help change the industry for the better
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Traveleyes’ tours challenge sighted travellers to guide blind fellow holidaymakers. We hear from sighted guide Joan Stead and visually impaired traveller James Barratt as they experience an African safari together
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Accomplished yet accessible, Alexander Chapman Campbell's solo piano music is catching the ears of his classical critics as much as it is his peers online. Positive News sits down with the 27-year-old Scottish musician at the start of his first UK tour, to find out about the man behind the keys
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Whether Britain chooses to remain in or opt out of the EU on 23 June, campaigners’ and experts’ awareness-raising efforts and ideas could signal a turning point for how politics addresses far-reaching issues
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A popular UK TV channel for stories from ‘people who make society better for us all every day’, is offering its viewers the chance to own a stake in it, in an effort to empower communities
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The long-bemoaned gap between generations is sometimes accepted as inevitable. But as Lauren Razavi discovers, initiatives in the US and UK are uniting the young and old with impressive results
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