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How A Library For Calais Migrants Is Bringing Poetry To The 'Jungle'

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.25.2015 | World

The residents of the “Jungle” -- the makeshift camp of refugees in Calais, France -- may be living amid squalor, but they are dreaming of...

To Build Social Enterprise, We're Going to Have to Learn How to Break It Down

Pioneers for Change | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Over-zealous capitalism is seen as having created much of our current predicament; philanthropic/charitable approaches are often perceived to be sticking plasters rather than cures, but social enterprise holds out the promise of changing the system and sustainably creating a better society.

Plane Crashes At U.K. Airshow, 7 Killed

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.22.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — A military jet taking part in a British airshow crashed into a busy main road, killing seven people and injuring more than a dozen...

Life Lessons From a Learned Man: 10 Minutes With Outgoing Israeli Ambassador to the U.K. Daniel Taub

Leah Stern | Posted 08.21.2015 | World
Leah Stern

Daniel himself (he eschews formalisms and prefers to be addressed by his first name) admits to a great sense of accomplishment, as relations between the U.K. and Israel are probably as good and as strong as they have ever been.

Leading Without a Title to Bring Positive Change

Pioneers for Change | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Strip away the businesses, the brands, economies etc, as human beings, as a species on our beautiful planet, we are merely a flash in time.... But our impact lasts forever!

My Resilient State -- Resilience Is the Answer to Our Increasingly Stressful Lives

Pioneers for Change | Posted 08.13.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I think it's fair to say that I've had my share of knocks over the years. Falling out with my boss despite being recognised as a talented individual in my field, started the ball rolling. But what then followed was a cascade of life-changing heartbreaks.

Queens of Syria Extinguishes the Stereotypes Created by War

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

At the last Abu Dhabi Film Festival -- and I mean last in every way since the eighth edition of this beloved cinematic bridge across cultures turned out to be its swan song -- one film quietly grabbed my imagination.

Life Inside The 'Jungle' Migrant Camp In Calais

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.05.2015 | World

The recent surge in migrants trying to reach England via the Eurotunnel has focused attention on the thousands of people camped out on the northern s...

The Business Case for Diversity

Pioneers for Change | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

As a woman from an ethnic minority background, the lack of diversity in public relations industry is something that has always frustrated me. I am proud of Curzon PR's record for hiring candidates from a wide range of cultural and national backgrounds.

Passion and Love Are Not the Same Thing

Pioneers for Change | Posted 07.21.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I admire anyone who devotes their professional career to helping others and I am inspired by the passion they bring to their cause. But when I look beyond their great intentions at the real results they achieve, I find myself wondering whether this word 'passion' is helpful at all.

Rising Anti-Semitism In Europe: History Repeating Once Again

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

While we do not see a correlation between high numbers of violent incidents and high levels of anti-Semitic beliefs, Jews feel freer to live openly as Jews when they are confident of being accepted in their societies, not just in the absence of security concerns.

After His Job Plea Was Posted To Twitter, Homeless Man Is Flooded With Offers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.16.2015 | Good News

For one homeless man, things have taken a turn for the better, all thanks to the power of social media.  Jordan Lockett, a 23-year-old homeless m...

Engaging the Masses Through Social Movements

Pioneers for Change | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

How can we engage the current generation to engage with social movements? The case to act is now urgent.

The Trump Phenomenon and U.S. Political Culture

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

The only things that really matter in Republican politics today are name recognition, a degree of celebrity, and the ability to make outrageous statements that appeal to a minority of voters.

An Apprenticeship in Sustainable Development

Pioneers for Change | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Social justice and environmental sustainability are two sides of the same coin -- a coin that has very little value if all you're seeing is either one side or the other. That may sound obvious now, but it's been a 30-year struggle to secure consensus on that all-important imperative.

Remaining Brit at Gitmo Highlights the Contradictions of Independence Day

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.06.2015 | World
Daphne Eviatar

While Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks and beach vacations, some prominent Brits were noting a certain irony.

Making It Better: Philanthropy As a Trailblazer for Social Change

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

I've always been fascinated by how people see three things: good, change, and value. It's this curiosity that first sparked my interest in the Philanthropy space.

Malvinas/ Falklands: Dialogue, not Militarization

Mariana Rodriguez Pareja | Posted 06.26.2015 | World
Mariana Rodriguez Pareja

The UN Special Committee on Decolonization is meeting this week at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Committee - known as C-24- consists of representatives of 29 countries and addresses the situation of 17 dependent territories, including Gibraltar and the Malvinas/Falklands Islands, two matters of importance to Spain and Argentina, respectively.

New Artist Reviews: The Clear

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Comprised of Chris Damms, Jules Buffey and Bryan Day, The Clear's dynamic is always shifting as Jules and Chris both sing and Bryan plays multiple instruments. Always writing their music together creates a oneness and unity, above ego, which infuses their sound with an authentic and multi-dimensional energy.

Queen May Have To Move Out Of Buckingham Palace During Repairs

AP | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II may have to move out of Buckingham Palace during much-needed renovations to the residence, which has not been subst...

Snowden Papers Suggest Possible British Role In US Drone Strike

AP | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

LONDON (AP) — Two global newspapers say documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden raise questions about whether British intelligenc...

Inseparable Blind Rescue Pooch And 'Guide Dog' BFF Need A Loving Home

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.23.2015 | Good News

This blind pooch gets by with a little help from his friend. Glenn, a Jack Russell terrier who is blind, and Buzz, a Staffordshire bull terrier, w...

Waking Up Our Humanity

Pioneers for Change | Posted 06.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pioneers for Change

By: Giles Hutchins We are living through a supreme moment of our evolution of consciousness. The old worldview has had its day. This was a worldvie...

Rwanda's Spy Chief Arrested In The UK

AP | GREGORY KATZ and EDMUND KAGIRE | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan military general was arrested at London's Heathrow Airport and will appear in court later this week, British police ...

SNP's Record in Government Means They Can't Be Trusted With Full Fiscal Autonomy

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 06.21.2015 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

One of the hot topics for the SNP these days is whether or not to demand Full Fiscal Autonomy from the UK government. If they do not ask for Full Fiscal Autonomy, if that is not the highest thing on their agenda in this post-referendum environment, then it rather calls into question the whole project of an independent Scotland -- still the SNP's long term goal.