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Are you a “soulrider”?

Are you a “soulrider”? That term appears in an article called “Holy Slopes” which features in the latest hard copy edition of the student-produced Kingston University newspaper called The River.  (This article is not yet online.) The article focuses on a thesis on spirituality and snowboarding by Reverend Neil Elliot, an Anglican. Theses don’t often make […]

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As Bill and Melinda fight polio with medical philanthropy – a healing remembered

In setting up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft founder, and former CEO, Bill Gates has, for some years now, admirably spearheaded the recent commitment to giving by billionaires wishing/willing to have a substantial portion of their fortunes used for philanthropic purposes around the world. His last four Tweets have been on what he refers to as “the war […]

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Are you one of the 245,386? An alternative answer to adversely drug reaction

Are you one of the 245,386? In an answer to a question put by Lord Pearson of Rannoch on Herbal Medicines in the House of Lords, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health, Earl Howe, reported on records of adverse drug reaction (ADR) obtained from health professionals, patients and indirectly from the pharmaceutical industry via the Yellow Card Scheme.  Earl Howe said […]

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The Oscar for “Overlooked Fact” goes to…”The King’s Speech”!

Congratulations to everyone involved in the – now! – Oscar-winning movie The King’s Speech – especially “best original screenplay writer” David Seidler, “best Director” Tom Hooper, and “best male actor” Colin Firth.  At the 2011 Academy Awards, hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway, the film also took home the “best movie” Oscar to cap an […]

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Is Britain really “no longer” Christian?

The Guardian recently ran an editorial entitled Religion: respecting the minority.   The “minority” in question are Christians. This is based on a “British Social Attitudes” survey which asked a sample of British people whether they regard themselves as belonging to any particular religion and, if so, to which one?  The editorial reports  ”when the survey first asked these questions […]

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