• Claimed Ownership of Religion By One Segment of a Religion– For Better or Worse – is Invalid

    Claimed Ownership of Religion By One Segment of a Religion– For Better or Worse – is Invalid

    In the fight against religious extremism, there is one defence regularly projected by religious and non-religious persons alike: the claim that the ‘bad’ persons of a given religion, with their ‘bad’ interpretations of a given religious text, are not of the given religion at all. For clarity, I will refer to the two most familiar cases of religious extremism to all – the KKK (also bear in mind sects such as the Westborough Baptist church and traditional Catholicism), and Daesh (ISIS), plus extremist states and forces such as Saudi Arabia, Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

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  • Decolonising the Campus: King Leopold II

    Decolonising the Campus: King Leopold II

    European colonial powers have been rewriting history whilst failing to recognise the contribution of slavery to the development of European institutions.

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  • WEXIT: Why Wouldn’t Wales?

    WEXIT: Why Wouldn’t Wales?

    Based on the accusatory London atmosphere in which I, a Welshman, have discussed the issues contained herein this week, I find it necessary to announce that I did not vote to Leave in this referendum. With that in mind, I kindly request your consideration of the following…

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  • ‘Our Own’ and the EU Referendum

    ‘Our Own’ and the EU Referendum

    Brexit has won…but at what cost? It is important to question the close-mindedness of xenophobes who want to protect ‘their own’ people over others

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