My research as a professor of death studies shows how facing up to our own mortality can offer the opportunity to rediscover some positive truths about life.
Studies show that humour is useful for engaging the public about climate change
What can we do as individuals to help save the planet? Acting locally is satisfying because we can see the results, but a geographer argues that large-scale solutions often make the most difference.
Artificial Intelligence can perpetuate existing social imbalances in a harmful manner. Can this undesirable scenario be avoided?
New research suggests that non-profits tempted by the social enterprise model do not necessarily lose sight of their social mission in favour of profits. In fact, the opposite is true.
Our relationship with the natural world is humanity's defining challenge. Inspired by ecotopian novels, communities and movements across the world are working to meet it.
Domestic workers in Argentina are essentially women employed in the informal economy which can enable forms of mistreatment. Today they’re fighting to formalise their status.
Not just for would-be actors: Theatre of the Oppressed is a unique genre of drama education through which students learn how to analyze social problems and change typical outcomes.
The kind of climate action outlined by the ubiquitous climate checklists won't be enough.
The same-sex marriage postal survey gave Australians a chance to create data for social change. And that's rare.
Female baby boomers who missed out earlier in life are now jumping at the opportunity to further their education.
Musicians who learned how to play through a state-funded program called El Sistema are taking their instruments to the streets to protest the government.
Australia is a place that prides itself on the fair go. And yet, all is clearly not well.
Much social good can come from mass involvement – and research shows that includes online activism. The bigger picture takes in all those people who care but are at risk of doing nothing.
In 1913, an Indian literary giant named Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-white person to win the literature prize. He wrote over 2,000 songs and, like Dylan's, they still resonate today.
It wasn’t even until the late 19th century that this was codified into law.
While fashion can be an act of defiance and subversion, it can also exploit the oppressed.
Climate change 'changes everything', says the writer Naomi Klein. The only way society can respond is to change itself - and that will need everyone on be on the same page instead of arguing about it.