Argument 34 Are religious schools bad for society? Humanist Andrew Copson and feminist Catholic theologian Tina Beattie go head-to-head.
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Arts 39 Theatre of survival How the young
Guatemalans of Caja Ludica are using drama to face down violence. PLUS: Music as dialogue courtesy of Griselda Sanderson and Juldeh Camara; Wuthering Heights – but not as you know it – in Andrea Arnold’s film; and a rollicking religious satire from Evelio Rosero.
Alternatives 49 Embracing the go-slow
John Jordan and Isa Fremeaux find that a slower pace of life offers its own challenges. PLUS: Driving on empty – eco-adventurers complete a road trip with a difference.
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Action 57 Don’t just sit there! Events to tempt you off the sofa this month. Plus: a round-up of campaign news.
Regular Features 6 Letters Why we shouldn’t romanticize indigenous peoples; the other 9/11 victims; and Wangari Maathai remembered. Plus: Scratchy Lines by
32 Country profile: Iraq 44 Lost causes –
Russia 20 years on Victor Sonkin weighs up the gains and the losses on the anniversary of the break-up of the Soviet Union.
50 Letter from Cairo In a climate of uncertainty,
laughter can sound hollow, discovers Maria Golia.
51 Southern Exposure Home at last: Patcharin
Toraktrakul photographs a Chinese soldier at the end of a very long journey.
53 Mark Engler Corruption, bribery, fraud?
Look no further than Wall Street.
54 Cartoon Corner Polyp’s Big Bad World, Marc Roberts’ Only Planet plus guest cartoonist Julio Carrión Cueva from Peru.
55 Puzzle Page 56 Making Waves Graeme Green meets Rosi Orozco – a remarkable woman fighting human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Mexico.
61 Steve Parry As the internet comes of age, our new columnist takes a humorous look at its past, present and future.
62 And finally…
Children’s author, poet and playwright Michael Morpurgo writes his own happy ending.
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