Municipal policemen stand guard outside Notre Dame church in Nice, France, on Oct. 30, 2020, after three people were killed.
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Attacks on houses of worship are increasing, as part of a trend of growing global violence. The aftermath of these attacks often includes interfaith dialogue and community support.
Both Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump have been accused of using hate speech.
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My research shows that when politicians use hate speech, it's not just empty rhetoric or political theater: Domestic terrorism increases, in the US and in other countries.
Pope Urban II giving marching orders ahead of the First Crusade.
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From the crusades of the medieval period to racial violence today, mankind has sought ways to 'sanctify' harmful actions, explains a scholar of religion.
Portland police hold back Chandler Pappas, who was with the victim, in the wake of a fatal shooting on Aug. 29, 2020.
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The increasing visibility of a wide range of militia and vigilante groups has repeatedly caught local communities and national leaders off guard.
Media reporting often unfairly stigmatises people with mental illness and promotes the stereotype that mental illness causes violent behaviour. New guidelines offer tips for more responsible reporting.
Young people’s lives in Niger Delta have not improved despite the setting up of development agencies
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Young people's lives in the Niger Delta have not improved because development agencies have been hijacked by local leaders
New research shows some stereotypical ideas about what it means to be a man have a particularly harmful effect on men's behaviour.
Black Lives Matters murals on boarded-up businesses in New York City.
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What will it take to change a brutal and militaristic style of policing in America? Political will.
Civil rights groups protest bloody clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the central region of Nigeria.
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Clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria have been bloody and protracted, with one side portrayed as victims. But as this study shows, both sides are victims.
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Staff shortages and lack of training are placing healthcare workers in danger.
A protester holds up a sign with Breonna Taylor’s name. Taylor was killed by police officers on March 13.
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Young men make up the majority of black people killed by police in the US. That's fed a perception that black women are somehow shielded from the threat of police violence. They aren't.
A new approach to supporting victims of domestic violence and child maltreatment.
Protests don't simply turn violent because people have "nothing to lose". Police behaviour and group psychology also plays a part.
A protester holds a sign showing a black US flag during a demonstration in Denver, Colorado, on May 31, 2020.
That George Floyd died at the hands of four police officers is uncontested, but interpretations of his death and its aftermath differ greatly. The result is two starkly opposed narratives.
Protesters outside of a burning Minneapolis police precinct.
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Opinions about demonstrations are formed in large part by what people read or see in the media. This gives journalists a lot of power when it comes to driving the narrative.
Having poor morals doesn't mean that a young person is inherently bad.
A significant break in the school year could have a devastating impact on the motivation and learning of vulnerable students.
School closures under coronavirus have raised significant risks for vulnerable students who face maltreatment and exposure to violence. Here are five priorities to address when reopening schools.
Joey Gibson, leader of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer, addresses a crowd on April 19, 2020, in Olympia, Washington, insisting the state lift restrictions put in place to help fight the coronavirus outbreak.
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Militant far-right groups are always looking to appear legitimate and to recruit more Americans to their causes.
What this says about masculinity.
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Coronavirus reveals how macho stereotypes like toughness, aggression and control can create harm.
Vicious cycle: violence is often used to stop violence.
The school playground is not just a place to have fun. It's an important space to claim power and this is often done through violence.