Navigating the storm of news: how the ‘Angel of History’ can help us remember our humanity when faced with global conflict

The article discusses the overwhelming impact of news about global violence and conflicts, emphasizing the importance of empathy and a balanced perspective in the face of tragedies like those in Gaza, Ukraine, and Israel, and drawing inspiration from Paul Klee’s “Angelus Novus” as a metaphor for understanding history and humanity amidst chaos.

War correspondent Nastya Stanko shares insights on reporting from Ukraine’s frontlines

Nastya Stanko, an experienced Ukrainian war reporter, discusses her journey into journalism, the challenges of reporting from her invaded country, and the balance between empathy and objectivity.

War and the refugee: a call for empathy in an age of intolerance

In his 2023 lecture at the Festival of Writing and Ideas, Dr. Iain Overton reflects on the persistent suffering of war victims throughout history, underscoring the critical need for empathy towards those fleeing from conflict zones, challenging discriminatory media rhetoric, and urging us to recognise our shared humanity in order to foster a compassionate, welcoming society.