Charity

I’m sick of weak women being praised as ‘strong’

12 April 2014 9:00 am

When I heard that the television pundit and all-round nepot Kelly Osbourne had gone into ‘food rehab’ upon gaining weight,…

Please stop trying to raise my awareness

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Once, campaigners and charities tried to fight social evils. Now they just tell us about them

The charity that could make you love social workers

31 August 2013 9:00 am

The charity that could make the public love social workers– and why many social workers don’t like it

Letters: David Gower defends bats

10 August 2013 9:00 am

In defence of bats Sir: I am saddened by the ‘us versus them’ stance taken by Melissa Kite (‘Bats vs…

I’m sick of sponsoring you to suffer

27 July 2013 9:00 am

Every charitable donation now seems to come with a promise to suffer

Russell Brand on heroin, abstinence and addiction

9 March 2013 9:00 am

The only way to help addicts is to treat them not as bad people but as sick people

Leader: Winter sunshine

1 January 2011 12:00 am

Every day of this new year, some 200,000 people are likely to be lifted out of what the United Nations defines as extreme poverty: living on $1.25 a day or less.

Crying in the wilderness

12 May 2010 12:00 am

For 30 years Alastair Crooke was ostensibly a British diplomat working in Northern Ireland, South Africa, Columbia and Pakistan.

Genetics, God and antlers

12 May 2010 12:00 am

‘Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above and the moral law within.’ Oren Harman uses this quote from Immanuel Kant to open one of the chapters of The Price of Altruism, and it’s an observation that — after the steady reflection on moral law that Harman’s book invites and encourages — only seems more true by the end.