A secular saint? The Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela

The inevitable moment of Nelson “Madiba” Mandela’s departure from this world came last Thursday evening, 5 December. Given that he had been so frail for some time, his death was not unexpected, yet that does not lessen the impact of his loss. As South Africa and the world honour his life through various services and …

Order, justice and extremism: Martin Luther King, Jr and “Letter from Birmingham Jail” 50 years on

Fifty years ago today, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. penned his now famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail". On this anniversary, Erin Wilson reflects on what this important document can still teach us today. On 16 April 1963, whilst imprisoned in Birmingham Alabama, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. responded to an open letter from some of …