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Social integration and 'British values': what's human about that?

Posted on February 6, 2017
Posted by Emma Brech
Fellowship: 2016

‘I am human, and nothing of that which is human is alien to me.’

- Publius Terentius Afer

At the end of his 2016 Reith Lectures, Kwame Anthony Appiah left us with this striking quotation. Written by a man who was ‘ a slave from Roman Africa, a Latin interpreter of Greek comedies and a writer from Classical Europe’,  the words attest to a profound appreciation of what it is to be human, and how our humanity, once acknowledged, transcends concepts of nationality, identity or status.

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Tags: Citizenship; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Community development; Diversity; Equality; Human rights; Leadership; Migrants; Social change; Third sector.

Tree-hugging in Birmingham: reflections on my Fellowship residential

Posted on June 13, 2016
Posted by Emma Brech
Fellowship: 2016

I have to confess, I am a tree-hugger. Ever since I was a small child, looking up into a dizzying canopy of branches and leaves reaching to the sky has filled me with awe, and I often succumb to the urge to wrap my arms around the trunk, make a connection and, well, hug the tree. 

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Tags: Charity; Clore Leadership; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Collaboration; Leadership; Social change.

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