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Should An ISIS Bride Become Stateless?

Posted 20 February 2019

ISIS bride and mother Shamima Begum, now aged 19, has been stripped of her British citizenship by the Home Office.

Her parents, British citizens born in Bangladesh, are considering a legal appeal.

To form a reasoned view on this troubling case, there are at least three issues we must be considered. Emotion will form part of any human opinion, but it should not rule over reason.

This could prove to be an important test case for years to come - and not just... Click for more

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Seeing Things As God Does

20 March 2019

It takes a special kind of spiritual grace and personal character to see in our worst trials the blessing of God for other people. Joseph had been through a lot. He'd been sold into slavery by his own brothers, who hated him with a passion. He'd been thrown in prison for a crime he didn't commit, by a man whom he had served with selfless distinction.... Click for more

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3 Big Techs You Need To Know

The Technologies You & Your Organisation Can't Afford to Ignore

If you were a school teacher grading the performance of some of the most promising technologies of 2015, you’d have to mark an ‘unsatisfactory’ beside some very big players.

One year ago, augmented reality was expected to emerge near the top of the class for the year ahead. It failed miserably. You can pick up Google Glass, or any of its derivatives, for a song on eBay.

In short, this was because few people felt any emotional connection... Click for more

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