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Reading, Religion and the “Levelling-Up” Agenda

by Sorrel Shamel-Wood

10 Dec 2021

Rev’d Sorrel Shamel-Wood argues that literacy is central to “levelling-up”, and that, given Christianity’s close relationship to texts, Christians should be at the forefront of promoting this agenda. Surely few can have missed the phrase “levelling-up agenda” in recent political discourse and its media coverage. As a child of the 90s, for me the phrase […]


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Qatar creates a vision in the Middle East

by William Temple Foundation

3 Dec 2021

William Temple Scholar Yasmin Khatun Dewan reflects on the significance of a recent exhibition in Qatar. I have just got back from Doha, Qatar. I was visiting the Gulf nation for its arts festival ‘Qatar Creates’—a summit of celebration for the creative industries. The event saw the launch of a range exhibitions, showcasing the country’s […]


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Dr Maria Power, Senior Research Fellow at the Foundation, asks what we can learn from Northern Ireland about tackling our polarised politics. When Pope Francis was on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day on 29th October 2021, he suggested that: ‘Every crisis calls for vision, the ability to formulate plans and put them rapidly […]


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