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Barney Leith
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It is a question that has vexed philosophers since the Greeks. But it seems we may now have the answer to the beguilingly simple question: 'Which came first?' It's the egg
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Epigenetics has shown that there’s no such thing as a normal human body, so how did it get hijacked by the body police?
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The spikes installed outside Selfridges in Manchester are the latest front in the spread of ‘defensive architecture’. Is such open hostility towards the destitute making all our lives uglier?
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Islamic State has imposed a strict dress code in areas it controls in Iraq and Syria, with punishments of fines or beatings for those who do not comply
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A private religious building was opened by the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Colin Osborne on Thursday.
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A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say
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Birmingham University study finds more than half of children surveyed failed to identify good judgments when responding to moral dilemmas
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International row likely after revelations of breach that could have given NSA and GCHQ the power to monitor a large portion of world’s cellular communications
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The spectacular fall of the Japanese scientist who claimed to have triggered stem cell abilities in regular body cells is not uncommon in the scientific community. The culprit: carelessness and hubris in the drive to make a historic discovery
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Retired - but busy
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Writing, building inter-faith relations, developing multi-faith organizations and projects, chairing non-profit organisations, advocating for the role of religion in the public realm, and engaging in the discourses of society through effective writing and blogging
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John Barnabas Leith
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‘The being of a person is never completed, final... The choice is made moment by moment. There is no standing still.’ (Abraham Joshua Heschel)
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Honoured with an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, 2011
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Hertfordshire, south east England
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South west England - Shetland - Dover - Abingdon
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What came first, the chicken or the egg? The definitive answer | Science...
www.theguardian.com

It is a question that has vexed philosophers since the Greeks. But it seems we may now have the answer to the beguilingly simple question: '

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars | Science | The Guar...
www.theguardian.com

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scien

Authorities Target Baha’is in New Arrests - Iran Press Watch
iranpresswatch.org

Intelligence Ministry agents raided a number of Baha'i homes in Tehran, Isfahan and Kerman and arrested 16 Baha'i citizens on February 16 an

Call for schools to have a more active role in teaching character and mo...
www.theguardian.com

Birmingham University study finds more than half of children surveyed failed to identify good judgments when responding to moral dilemmas

Just how plastic are we? – Julie Guthman and Becky Mansfield – Aeon
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Epigenetics has shown that there’s no such thing as a normal human body, so how did it get hijacked by the body police?

Sim card database hack gave US and UK spies access to billions of cellph...
www.theguardian.com

Breach, revealed by The Intercept, could have given the NSA and GCHQ the power to secretly monitor a large portion of the world’s cellular c

Defensive architecture: keeping poverty unseen and deflecting our guilt ...
www.theguardian.com

The spikes installed outside Selfridges in Manchester are the latest front in the spread of ‘defensive architecture’. Is such open hostility

What pushes scientists to lie? The disturbing but familiar story of Haru...
www.theguardian.com

The spectacular fall of the Japanese scientist who claimed to have triggered stem cell abilities in regular body cells is not uncommon in th

Double-layered veils and despair … women describe life under Isis | Worl...
www.theguardian.com

Islamic State has imposed a strict dress code in areas it controls in Iraq and Syria, with punishments of fines or beatings for those who do

Branch One of the Judiciary Administrative Court Voted to Bar Baha’is fr...
iranpresswatch.org

10 February, 2015. Source: hra-news.org/fa/students/a-15. Translation by Iran Press Watch. 1_ديوان-عدالت-اداري-1. HRANA News – Branch One of

High Sheriff opens the Afnan library
www.biggleswadetoday.co.uk

A private religious building was opened by the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Colin Osborne on Thursday.

Outstanding collection of Baha'i literature finds permanent home - Bahá'...
news.bahai.org

The Bahá’í World News Service reports on current Bahá’í activity around the world.

Teaching manners in primary schools, 12/02/2015, Breakfast - BBC One
www.bbc.co.uk

The government has asked teacher Geoff Smith to write a curriculum based on his classes

Why Women Don't Need to be Mean to Succeed in Business
www.mamababado.com

Here I am pretending to be a real meany pegs! But I am a nice girl at heart... Promise! I am not a business woman - but I do sell productsOh

Scotland Yard's 'protest tax' is bonkers
blogs.lse.ac.uk

The recent evidence that Scotland Yard is effectively charging organizers of protests for the ‘nuisance’ they are creating is bonkers, to pu

Refusing people hearing aids – a parable for Britain’s short-term health...
www.theguardian.com

Austerity economics across the NHS may save money now, but it causes real hardship and the costs will be felt for years to come

Lives in the balance
www.ishr.ch

We must give the same priority and resources to creating an enabling space for human rights defenders as autocrats give to closing it down,

Tackling the democratic recession
www.ishr.ch

Worlwide we are simultaneously witnessing a democratic recession on the part of governments and an increasing appetite for democracy on the

"Education is Not a Crime" gains momentum - Bahá'í World News Service
news.bahai.org

The Bahá’í World News Service reports on current Bahá’í activity around the world.

I was taken there by a friend for lunch with him, his daughter and two grandchildren. Food and service were both excellent and it was a nice relaxed place to have a meal and a conversation.
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