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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinIt is difficult to generate an accurate estimate for the number of children being educated in their home across Europe, but by many accounts, it appears to be a growing number. Education outside the traditional norm of the classroom is well established in the United States, where the U.S. Department of Education estimates that over… » read more

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin        By Laurence Wilkinson The ability to disagree well seems to be a quality that is increasingly missing in society today. While we hold up notions such as respect and tolerance as being values that are essential to democratic societies, the reality is that they become meaningless if we cannot agree to… » read more

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinBy Alexandra Tompson “Keep calm and carry on” is something of the British mantra when in crisis. The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is severe. An attack is highly likely. Following the Manchester bombings, it was raised to its highest level – “critical” – something that had not been done since… » read more

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinBy Alexandra Tompson Tensions are high over North Korea’s aggressive pursuit of its nuclear program. With conflict looming, we face an urgent diplomatic and political problem. But also a moral obligation. Disregarding international norms, the world’s most isolated country has to-date staged five nuclear tests, two of them last year. Engagement with North Korea is… » read more

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinOne person’s choice affects so many others, as Tom Mortier, a teacher in Belgium discovered. He once supported the country’s liberal euthanasia laws for the reasons that many do: it seemed to him if a person wants to end their life, it’s their choice. But one person’s tragic decision changed all that. “My mother had… » read more

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinBy Kelsey Zorzi The United Nations would, one might think, serve as a force for the protection of free speech globally. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), for example, declares that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive… » read more

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinby Adina Portaru Every year on 9 May we celebrate Europe Day. The motto of the European Union (EU) is ‘United in diversity’. This came into use in 2000 and reflects the reality that the EU seeks harmonization and integration in a number of areas while being simultaneously enriched by different cultures, traditions, languages and… » read more

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FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinby Alexandra Tompson Diversity is celebrated. But there is one kind that we discount. Diversity of thought. People can be different…so long as they think like us. We try to promote understanding of the situation of refugees, women, blacks, Latinos, and Muslims but show no obvious empathy for the bakers refusing to deliver a cake… » read more

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