Pope Francis cites possibility of WWIII
“Brothers, humanity needs to weep, and this is the time to weep.”
Too much information for children
Nate really wants to be an actor.
Stopping the atrocities of ISIS
We have to know the enemy we’re confronting. How close are we to that task?
Cinema classics: Five million years to Earth (1967)
A splendid example of imaginative British science fiction.
Joan Rivers’ final act
America's icon of plastic surgery was a popular comedian, but success came at great personal cost.
Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943
World War II as a campaign against evil by defenders of the good.
The TV audience is graying fast. What does that mean?
It means that there is no longer going to be a “mass audience.”
The global citizen without a country?
Today’s global citizenship movement emphasizes human rights disconnected from the history of any particular nation.
Witness to murder
Can twelve-year-old Smith uncover the murderers' motives before becoming the next victim?
A compassionate society prevents suicide; it doesn’t promote it
How can we prevent suicide if we are also assisting it?
Beyond sadness, a saving hope
A writer finds there is a remedy for the “black dog” of depression.
A world of depression and suicide
WHO suicide report shows we must stop seeing depression as a disorder of developed world.
Burma’s Census Results
The government is having to admit that their population estimates have been much too high.
The link between divorce and mortality
Divorce packages at hotels won't stop the detrimental effects of divorce.
A deeply amoral defence of same-sex marriage
Arguments used by Richard Posner, one of America's most famous jurists, could be turned on democracy itself.
The virtue of subtlety: a U.S. strategy against the Islamic…
The American strategy in the Middle East is fixed: allow powers in the region to balance against each other. When that fails, intervene.
A story of friendship and personal tragedy
A young girl deals with her mother's illness.
Abuse is a social, not just a legal problem
Identifying offenders is all very well, but isn’t it time to make some social changes?
Terrorism as theatre
Technology, which Silicon Valley claim has liberated us, has also brought us back to the worst sorts of barbarism
The Islamic State is not “mediaeval”; it’s just cruel and…
The Middle Ages were no more violent than what came before or afterwards.
If you think only you know your pin number, let us hope you are right
Banks are still just one step ahead of thieves.
The highest abortion rate in Asia
Why is Vietnam's abortion rate so high?
What a great Roman historian can teach us about IVF and egg freezing.
Dubai: a city over-run by males?
Dubai’s gender imbalance is ‘unnatural’ according to a report released last week.
In Nigeria, a dialogue of life brings religious groups together
“We are not just fighting each other – that is a caricature of our country,” says an archbishop.