Author Archives

Laura Payne

Researcher at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University. Lives and breathes peacebuilding. Reader, foodie and a bit of a malcontent.

Campaigning against Islamophobia.

One of my favourite mediums for advocacy is spoken word. This video, which comes courtesy of The Koranist, shows how powerful poetry can be in changing perspectives. And in honour of it being National Poetry Month (in America at least), I thought I’d share it with you. In my […]

The truth about gay weddings.

I’ve noticed a bit of confusion among some of my foreign friends about the recent changes in UK law allowing gay people to marry. And when I say confusion I don’t mean in the sense of being conflicted (although that too), I mean that some people are actually quite confused. How can two people […]

The Forum for Cities in Transition

Cities working together to lead transition from conflict

twochubbycubs

slimming world: but a bit gayer

marriage, migration and moon-madness

gender, identity, religion and politics