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Palestinians demonstrate resistance, brick by brick

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 16:30
Palestinians in the Jordan Valley are reviving the ancient art of earth building, learning resistance from the Earth during a time of conflict

Art, nature and spirituality may help prevent disease, study finds

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 17:22
The sense of awe on experiencing the beauty of nature, art and spirituality may boost our immune systems, according to a new study

Portugal addiction rates halved after community, not jail, is trialled as solution

Thu, 02/04/2015 - 11:13
UK politicians have been urged to decriminalise the use and possession of most drugs after addiction rates in Portugal were cut by half following decriminalisation in the country almost 15 years ago

Holistic holidays for summer 2015

Wed, 01/04/2015 - 12:32
Speed up your personal evolution this summer with one these transformative travel experiences

Survivors of war and torture united by music

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 14:23
Stone Flowers – a musical group comprised of war and torture survivors – is releasing its new album Ngunda, proving that something beautiful can come out of unimaginable violence

OpenPolitics look to the future of democracy

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:43
Democracy is arguably out of step with the way the world communicates. Could open source software and a so-called parliamentary ‘cyber chamber’ help address this disconnect?

Israeli and Palestinian farmers unite over olive oil

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 07:00
A project is fostering cooperation and trust among Palestinians and Israelis in the olive oil industry

Work less, play more

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 07:00
The 40-hour work week is an ingrained part of our culture, but it does very little to enrich our lives. Lucy Purdy explores alternative working models that do away with the idea of the nine-to-five

Colombia peace talks save 5,000 people from death and injury, says report

Tue, 24/03/2015 - 12:31
Peace talks in Colombia saved 5,000 people from being killed or injured last year, according to a report by a local thinktank

Researchers and locals work together to save Ethiopia’s ‘church forests’

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 14:23
A bottom-up approach to biodiversity that takes into account the values of local people is helping to protect hundreds of plant and animal species in Ethiopia

Politics from the ground up

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 07:00
For the first time in decades, a grassroots organisation in Spain has the potential to unseat the country’s major political parties. Could this herald the beginning of a Europe-wide political revolution?

The science of equality

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 13:21
Professor Dame Carol Robinson, the first female professor of chemistry at Oxford University, talks to Robin Yapp about the important role of women in academia, and issues of gender equality in the field of science

Lessons for modern living from nature-based cultures

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 07:00
Professor Jules Pretty has travelled the world to explore how and why people live close to nature. In his book, The Edge of Extinction, he examines this relationship and discovers that money can't buy interconnectedness with nature

The Charter for Compassion forges ahead

Tue, 17/03/2015 - 13:33
Hope in the Heart’s Tam Martin Fowles updates us on the important work the Charter for Compassion is doing at home and abroad

UK’s Kew Gardens steps up global science efforts

Mon, 16/03/2015 - 12:28
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is planning to work harder on disseminating its research to international scientists to fulfil its goal of targeting global challenges such as climate change

Refugee camp in Nepal adopts eco ethos

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 07:00
A Bhutanese refugee camp in Damak, Nepal is giving its displaced inhabitants a brighter future thanks to green investment

Programme boosts African entrepreneurship

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 07:00
Lacklustre and uninspiring educational facilities in Africa are being given a jump-start to improve literacy and support the change-makers of tomorrow

Trust our instincts, save the world

Tue, 10/03/2015 - 07:00
Compassion and creativity can triumph over hatred and injustice when people listen intimately to their instincts, says Sonya Likhtman