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Deep influence of a rebirth and renewal in Paris

Like the green shoots of spring, art flourishes in surprising times

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Taking joy in who we are

The annual Pride march in London is a glorious celebration of what it …

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Love supported by the Loved Ones

Emmanuel Macron’s marriage to an older woman may raise eyebrows, but …

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The bravery of the ‘British Schindler’ can still inspire u …

Sir Nicholas Winton’s empathy, bravery and modesty are worth emulati …

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Pope celebrates the faith of innocents

The canonisation of two young shepherds in Portugal brings solace to a …

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Rejoicing in the power of choral music to enthral and unify

We should thank choirs for their ability to lift our spirits, unite pe …

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Queer Art: a milestone for gay rights?

A new exhibition charts the long quest of the gay community for social …

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Compassion and hypocrisy

It’s easy to judge others, much harder to question ourselves

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An unforgettable lesson about amnesia

Our culture is built on memories, but we should not dwell in the past

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Marathon effort to tackle a mental health stigma

The London marathon runners were inspirational in their efforts to tac …

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The language of love in an angry world

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Lessons of hope

Lessons of hope

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Groundhog Day: each day is a lifetime

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Commit to the journey, not to the outcome

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The singer who lives on through her music

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Goldie Hawn is building healthy self-esteem through education

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At the start of a New Year, classical music needs to stay current

At the start of a New Year, classical music needs to stay current

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Mona Golabek’s timely one-woman play puts a spotlight on Kindertrans …

Mona Golabek’s timely one-woman play puts a spotlight on Kindertrans …

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Syria’s children and a fine tradition of refuge

Syria’s children and a fine tradition of refuge

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The soprano immortalised, as art imitates art, and imitates life

The soprano immortalised, as art imitates art, and imitates life

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Renée Fleming teaching the world to sing

Renée Fleming teaching the world to sing

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Renée Fleming: a shining example of cultural exchange

Renée Fleming: a shining example of cultural exchange

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A love of literacy can be the key to success and happiness

A love of literacy can be the key to success and happiness

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Through music, finding peace in the midst of chaos

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Wonder of miracles is Mother Teresa’s work after death

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Mindfulness for Olympians and all our children

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The benefits of mindfulness in the workplace

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In praise of the choir of God

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An infinite light in sacred music that touches us all

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Joyce DiDonato and the power of music

The soprano who gives voice to the homeless.

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Gregorian chant’s link to meditation and healing

The 20 adult singers and 30 boy choristers whose voices ring around th …

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Inner peace need not require a noisy and painful sacrifice

It was raining very hard when I visited the Sanctuary of Our Lady of F …

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The power of music transcends ageing

Recently I attended a conference at the Royal Society of Medicine in L …

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When we pray, who is listening?

When scientists examined the relationship between prayer and healing i …

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