Often depicted as a feel-good emotion and “soft” skill, empathy can be a powerful secular force for social and political transformation
A new collection from Doty, the living poet who has arguably done most to find a way of writing about gay urban life.
It's time to stop adopting an endless stream of top-down, homogeneous solutions. Could micro-universities be the answer?
Avowed atheist Julian Baggini reflects on giving a sermon to an Anglican church – and the possibility for common ground.
A new report by Oxfam heralds a sea change in attitudes towards inequality.
Michael Rosen's column on language and its uses.
Imaginatively amplified stories of comic disaster have given way to bland shots of people’s faces, says Laurie Taylor.
Attacks against secularists and religious minorities have deep historical roots.
The vicious murders of four atheist bloggers in Bangladesh are only the latest acts of violence against unbelievers in the country.
Chemistry, Biology, Physics: Three scientists talk through big recent developments in their fields.
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