Values

Merryl Wyn Davies tries to make sense of values in the post-truth age; Kabir Helminski provides a primer on Islam and human values; Boyd Tonkin welcomes strangers; Mohammad Moussa urges us to embrace pacifism; Gail Boxwell learns the meaning of 'givenness'; Hannah McClure whirls into ecstasy; a story by the father of Catalan literature, Anselm Turmeda; and Maha Sardar's list of ten persecuted communities.

Rowan Williams explores Islam, Christianity and pluralism; Mohammed Hashas explains why he is still a Muslim; Maurice Irfan Coles teaches compassion; Shaista Aziz is fed up with everyday bigotry; Tahir Abbas encounters Generation M; Khidr Collective's 'other voices'; and poems by Maya Abu Al-Hayyat.

In this issue

Maha Sardar's Ten Persecuted Communities

Over the last decade, I have advocated on behalf of hundreds of refugees. I have listened to their traumatic stories of horrific persecution ...

Introduction: Apples and Bananas by Merryl Wyn Davies

Time passes. Things change. Time passes. Times change. Time passes. Science tells us time is a constant. Times, the times in which we live, ...

Islamic Enlightenment by Christopher de Bellaigue

Whether they admit it or not, all foreign correspondents deal in comparisons, and western reporters in the Islamic world more than most. How ...

Everyday Bigotry by Shaista Aziz

We are living in extraordinary times. One could argue that we have always lived in extraordinary times but now more than ever it really feels ...

Last Word: On Traditional Values by Samia Rahman

The entire extended family was bustling with excitement and wedding chatter. Outfit and jewellery choices were agonised over, the menu was subject ...

Islam, Christianity and Pluralism by Rowan Williams

O mankind! We have created you [all] out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations and communities, so that you might come to know ...