Tag Archives: social responsibility

International Conscientious Objectors Day

Today, 15th May, is International Conscientious Objectors Day. A Conscientious Objector (CO) is someone who refuses to join any military organisation or fight in any war for religious, moral or ideological reasons. COs have always been viewed with suspicion and fear, … Continue reading

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The ridiculousness of market fluctuations

Yesterday, I listened with interest to Ed Milliband’s speech at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton. In case you’ve been outside the news bubble for the last 24 hours or so, he stated that, if the Labour Party were to … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus and THAT performance

I’m not going to write much about this, as I think the excellent blogger and journalist, Emily Heist-Moss, has said it all here. However, here is what I will say. I just watched the video of Miley’s performance with my … Continue reading

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Why we need to be Robin Hood

One of the most famous British myths is the story of Robin Hood, the man who gave up his lands and titles in order to help people. He stole from the rich and gave to the poor. He kept the … Continue reading

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“Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke – joke or dangerous?

Yesterday, my sister drew my attention to this video on YouTube. Watch it all the way through, if you can bear it. My sister works as a therapist, counselling children and young adults. She views this song as one of … Continue reading

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Women Bishops and the need for a split in the Anglican Communion

On 11th November 1992, I was in the middle of studying for my Religious Education A level. My (female) RE teacher was passionately in favour of women priests being allowed to be ordained into the Church of England, so on … Continue reading

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British Social Attitudes Survey 2012 – a worrying trend

Today, the latest British Social Attitudes Survey (for 2011 to 2012) has been released. If you want to read it in full, click here. I am intending to deal with one section of it in this post – attitudes to … Continue reading

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