The Global Rise of Hate Crimes
 

Global Affairs Today / June 06, 2021

News headlines recently have been filled with reports of hate crimes—people targeted because they belong to certain social or racial groups. We take a closer look at what these crimes are, why they’re on the rise, and how we can help prevent them.

 
Racism in a Global Context
 

Global Affairs Today / May 23, 2021

Racism is as old as history itself and its influence around the globe is pervasive. We ask some hard questions about what racism looks like within different societies and how it continues to shape our world in countless ways.

 
Blasphemy and Free Speech
 

Global Affairs Today / May 16, 2021

In many countries, criticizing religion or even expressing religious doubt can land you with a fine, a jail sentence, or—in some cases—the death penalty. We’re exploring the tragedy of blasphemy and apostasy laws and asking what these can teach us about learning to accept others whose beliefs are different to our own.

 
Prophecies and Politics: The Impact of Conspiracy Theories
 

Global Affairs Today / May 09, 2021

It seems like conspiracy theories are on the rise everywhere—they’re in our social media feeds and even repeated within our circles of friends and family. We’re asking: How do these theories gain power, and how can we sort fact from fiction?

 
Faith in the Workplace
 

Global Affairs Today / April 25, 2021

We don’t leave our faith behind us when we go to work each day. But sometimes accommodating religious practice and belief on the job can be challenging. We explore our rights and responsibilities when it comes to faith in the workplace.

 
The Power of Protest
 

Global Affairs Today / April 18, 2021

The act of political protest has toppled authoritarian regimes and launched important social movements. But sometimes, protests turn violent. We dig deeper into these issues and explore how we can decide if and when to engage in protest.

 
Nation-Building for God?
 

Global Affairs Today / April 11, 2021

What happens when faith becomes closely linked with patriotism or political loyalty? We take a closer look at the phenomenon known as Christian nationalism and explore its dangerous impact in the political life of nations around the world.

 
Have We Missed the Point About Racism?
 

Global Affairs Today / April 04, 2021

Racism is a complex and devasting force that’s found in societies around the globe. We dig deeper into what drives racism, and how we can recognize it and fight it within our own communities.