Tuesday, 21 June, 2016
Charles Danguy

Charles Danguy from France has written this letter to his British friends, as we enter an important week for the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Monday, 20 June, 2016
Mike Smith

The murder in broad daylight of the 41-year-old British Labour MP Jo Cox has had the same psychological affect on us British as the mass shooting of 49 people in Orlando has had on the American people. Both have galvanized us in grief. Both have left us in tears. And angry that such atrocities can happen.

Monday, 20 June, 2016
John Bond

John Bond, responding to a request to write about why he is voting for Britain to remain in the European Union, recently had this article published online by Tandem publications

Tuesday, 14 June, 2016
Howard Grace 2004

As we approach the EU referendum, most of the discussion focuses on what would benefit the UK. But what would be best for Europe, or the wider world? Howard Grace considers a European perspective.

Wednesday, 04 May, 2016
Mike Smith

Tackling the root causes of extremism of all kinds should be the number one priority of Initiatives of Change worldwide, says a recommendation from its International Council. Mike Smith reflects on this in relation to the global economy.

Tuesday, 19 April, 2016
Roddy Evans

Over Easter weekend 2016, a million citizens participated in and witnessed a rebirth of their nation. What follows is the story of how this extraordinary event came to pass.

Thursday, 14 April, 2016

It is easier, and more comfortable, to dismiss extremist views and if necessary to use force to eliminate those who hold them. This may sometimes be necessary, but it is no long-term answer.

Tuesday, 22 March, 2016
Howard Grace 2004

There are many factors which contribute to extremism. But one is the belief by some, from diverse religions, that by their actions they are serving God – and especially how they find authorisation for these actions in their scriptures.

Monday, 01 February, 2016
John Bond

A million migrants reached Europe last year from the Middle East and Africa, half of them from Syria. A million more are expected this year. This will not stop until peace prevails in Syria and Iraq. People fleeing for their lives do not obey border controls. We Europeans need to do all we can to resolve the conflict. And we need to care for the refugees.

Thursday, 10 December, 2015
La Belle Equipe

A Muslim mother wrote: 'These attackers, they seem to forget we also are French and we stand with all our fellow French citizens against the same front, as well as in our Arabic countries. As a Muslim myself, my suffering is doubled and some time it is silent...Doubled because as a French person I suffer, and because these attackers act in the name of my religion.' Charles Danguy, who lives in Lorraine in the area known as the three borders area (France, Luxembourg and Germany), asks'Where have we gone wrong if so many young French have to go to Syria to find a purpose in life and a decent or meaningful place?'

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