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New tax certification highlights responsible companies

Tue, 26/08/2014 - 11:07
The world’s first Fair Tax Mark has been launched in a bid to address the issue of tax transparency

Islamic and Jewish groups share Ramadan meal at Cairo synagogue

Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:14
The Egyptian Alliance for Minorities, including Arab and Jewish members as well as other religious, ethnic and political groups, united in solidarity for a Ramadan meal at a synagogue in Egypt’s capital as violence erupted in nearby Gaza

French supermarket sells ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetables

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 12:33
Supermarket chain Intermarché in France has been selling ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetables to customers at a discounted rate to highlight the problem of food waste and provide customers with a cheaper shopping alternative

Peace in the Middle East: international co-operation and learning from Northern Ireland are key

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:32
The role of the Arab league and the US, and the lessons that can be learned from the Northern Ireland peace process, are key to reaching peaceful coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians, says Vijay Mehta

‘It won’t stop until we talk’: peace movement perseveres in Israel

Wed, 20/08/2014 - 09:50
Anna Behrmann talks to grassroots groups protesting for peace in Israel and the Palestinian territories, and discovers their defiant commitment to their cause, despite intimidation and the continuing crisis in the region

Flexible working rights granted to all UK employees

Tue, 19/08/2014 - 12:13
New legislation gives extra 20 million people licence to request to work flexibly

Good news doesn’t just cheer us up

Mon, 18/08/2014 - 15:57
Studies have shown how we are more likely to remember negative events than good ones, which may be a factor in the media’s focus on bad news. But good news does more than simply cheer us up; new research shows how it also affects behaviour and benefits society

Good news doesn’t just cheer us up

Mon, 18/08/2014 - 12:47
Studies have shown how we are more likely to remember negative events than good ones, which may be a factor in the media’s focus on bad news. But good news does more than not simply cheers us up; new research shows how it also affects behaviour and benefits society

‘Poetry really was a lifeline’

Fri, 15/08/2014 - 15:06
A successful journalist with a thriving family, Rachel Kelly’s life was torn apart by depression. She tried everything to cope, from medication to spending more time outdoors, but it was the power of poetry, she says, that ultimately saved her

Positive Travel: Journeying towards meaningful work

Thu, 14/08/2014 - 14:43
A new eight-day workshop visiting social enterprises in India is designed to propel career-sick individuals into meaningful work. Aaron Millar chats with the founder, Rosie Walford

Wilderness festival 2014 review: ‘Like a theme park, but nice’

Tue, 12/08/2014 - 20:41
At a festival that's about more than the music, ultimately it was London Grammar's epic minimalist anthems and Jessie Ware's powerful vocals that stole the show

Wild pharmacy: discovering the benefits of plants all around us

Mon, 11/08/2014 - 08:21
Jini Reddy heads out on a wild medicine walk with herbalist Rachel Corby and discovers how the plants around us, such as nettles, hawthorn and dandelions, offer a range of uses for our everyday health needs

George Monbiot: “Let’s let ecological processes rip”

Sat, 09/08/2014 - 15:45
By 'rewilding' nature and society we can forge a hopeful path through modern crises, said the journalist, speaking at Wilderness festival

Review: Killing Roger – Greenwich Theatre, London

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:00
We sent Tom Hunt to check out Killing Roger, a play that brings the issue of assisted dying to life

Austerity vs abundance

Thu, 07/08/2014 - 09:48
Abundance is the natural state of the world and we can improve the lot of humanity while also allowing the biosphere to thrive, says Matt Mellen

Pies and Principles: Cafe Cwtch (South Wales) and Nana (London)

Wed, 06/08/2014 - 09:20
Our latest selection of cafes and restaurants that put ethics on the menu. This time we visit one cafe that uses its profits to provide work placements for disadvantaged young people and another that gives retired women the chance to volunteer and socialise

Wilderness festival to combine countryside and culture

Tue, 05/08/2014 - 07:30
Set in a picturesque estate of ancient woodland, spring-fed lakes and rolling meadows in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, Wilderness is a music festival that aims to make the most of its surroundings

Berlin’s ‘House of One’ to bring three religions together under one roof

Mon, 04/08/2014 - 11:14
A new house of worship aiming to promote interfaith understanding is to be built in the heart of Berlin