Politics & Society

Politics & Society

Why Avoiding the News May Not Be Bad News After All

Civic engagement is vital to society and can even help a country steer through crises like COVID-19. What makes people go out of their way to volunteer, donate money, or get politically active? One answer may lie in their news consumption.

Politics & Society

Judaism and Abortion: Religious Freedom Requires Choice

Christian voices dominate the debate about reproductive rights, and the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade allows states to impose the most stringent views. Jewish tradition, however, has a different take on the question of when life begins.

Politics & Society

Ecocide in Ukraine: How Russia’s War Will Poison the Country (and Europe) for Decades to Come

In three months, Russia’s war has caused unprecedented damage to the Ukrainian people and environment. But the effects of this environmental catastrophe will not stop at Ukraine’s borders. Is Europe facing a new Chernobyl?

Politics & Society

The War in Ukraine: Lessons from Humanitarian Leaders

War and the threat of human trafficking are closely intertwined. While humanitarian leaders are finally addressing this relationship, we must ensure that protective measures don’t end at Europe’s borders in the future.

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