This website has been created by Anne Yarwood, resident in Ascot for over 50 years, to show how individuals CAN effect change… can DO something about their concerns, in an imaginative way.
We are delighted to present our December edition which has been guest edited by Robin Richardson.
Robin introduces this month’s theme: –
OPPOSITES OF HATE
All over the western world at present there seems to be an increase in hate – or, at the very least, an increase in distrust, suspicion, bitterness, anxiety, fear. Remainers and leavers, republicans and democrats, Muslims and non-Muslims, women and men, older and younger, cosmopolitan and nationalist, straight and gay, comfortable and left-behind, insiders and outsiders, self and other, us and them, all these binaries, all this dualism. Trolls, snarls, curses, rudeness, impatience. What are the causes? What are the opposites? What constructive, creative, imaginative ways ahead are worth considering? Most of these readings, reflections and resources for December 2018 were first published earlier this year.
BLOG : Opposites of Hate: a field guide to repairing our humanity by the American commentator Sally Kohn was published in April. ‘The opposite of hate,’ she writes, ‘is the beautiful and powerful reality of how we are all fundamentally linked and equal as human beings. The opposite of hate is connection.’ A brief extract is HERE
STORY: Standing Up – one young person’s journey – HERE
GALLERY: articles and talks in the year of Brexit and Trump – HERE
TALES: remembering, resisting, renewing – HERE
WAKEUP: expressions and icons of hope – HERE
Guest editor, Robin Richardson
About Robin – In the 1980s Robin was adviser for multicultural education for Berkshire County Council and in that capacity supported World Education Berkshire (WEB) based in Ascot. Later he was director of the Runnymede Trust, concerned with race relations, and acted as drafting editor for reports on antisemitism, Islamophobia, multi-ethic Britain, and religion in public life. Nowadays he manages the Insted website at www.insted.co.uk, and his blog, entitled The Prose and the Passion, is at https://instedconsultancy.wordpress.com/
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