01 August 2006
COMMENTARIES
OK, I draw the line at Big Brother — and I’m ashamed of my sneaking weakness for I’m a Celebrity, get me out of here!, in which a group of celebs eat creepy crawlies and brave snakes in the Australian jungle.
REFLECTIONS
For the first time I recognised my addiction, the constant habit of blaming myself because of my inadequacies.
LEAD STORY
Philip Boobbyer discovers how the rebuilding of an historic German church, destroyed by British bombers during World War II, is healing old wounds.
PROFILE
Margaret Jackson was in on the birth of European unity. She talks to Michael Smith.
GUEST COLUMN
We all need to step out of our respective intellectual ghettos and say, ‘I am open-minded’, according to Professor Tariq Ramadan.
FAC ESSAY
Hennie de Pous reads a controversial report on Islam, and concludes that its critics were missing the point.
PEOPLE
He was born in Cali, one of the biggest cities in Colombia, and has lived in Comuna 16 for many years. Life expectancy in the ghettos in this district of Cali is around 22 years.
PEOPLE
IF ONLY WE LIVED IN A WORLD where people didn’t drop litter, tell lies, cheat... but we do.
A DIFFERENT BEAT
A unique sacred space in the heart of London where people of all faiths, or none, can meet with others from different traditions and explore differences in a spirit of friendship and respect.
LIVING ISSUES
Jessica Fleischer couldn’t live without a cigarette. Or could she?
FEATURES
Karen Elliott Greisdorf discovers a programme which is revitalising old furniture, broken lives and a whole neighbourhood.
FEATURES
Ron Lawler meets a group of young Aboriginal people who are changing their town.
FEATURES
Why is Bolivia’s controversial new President so popular in his country? Andrea Cabrera Luna explains.
NEWSDESK
Dolen Cymru (the Wales-Lesotho Link) was launched in 1985, sustained on the Welsh side by a voluntary national committee.

Twenty-one years after it was launched, the world’s first nation-to-nation twinning is moving up a gear, reports Paul Williams.
EAR TO THE GROUND
When one of the firemen in Egremont got married, the marquee did not arrive in time, so it was arranged to have the wedding in the fire station.

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