Posts by Charlotte Dando

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Trust, Fear and London

The problem with trust, of course, is that it involves vulnerability. By trusting, we risk getting hurt. Yet I have come to realise that failing to trust risks far more harm. I live in the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s busiest cities. London is bursting at the seams with people. Sadly yet […]

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Boston: Meeting Hatred With Love

It strikes me as something of a cliché to start a blog with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. but nonetheless, here I go. I was reading a book on Sunday evening which cites King as imploring, “We must meet hate with love.”  This was King’s astonishing, compassionate response to the bombing of his […]

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Think Before You Eat: The Horsemeat and The ‘Real’ Food Scandal

 I just returned to London after a week in Slovenia. Whenever I’m on holiday, I allow myself to fully disengage from the ‘real world’ and therefore try to evade all mediums of news. But it’s been hard to avoid the current media furore which is now stretching across Europe, the so-called ‘Horsemeat scandal’.  In short, […]

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How to Live Adventurously

Last night I bought and decorated my Christmas tree; it looks gorgeous! This week it has felt cold enough to snow, although it’s so rare that it actually snows in central London that we have to put up with the shivering without the benefit of snow-days. I have just one week left of my first […]

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How important is the election: global power or people power?

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel stirs her coffee as British Prime Minister David Cameron passes around a plate of cupcakes. Barack Obama looks up from his notes, smiles and says, “We’ve all agreed on the plan then?” At least that’s how I imagine the scene might look when the world’s leaders get together. When the […]

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Charlotte Dando

Charlotte is an interfaith activist and self-confessed Religious Studies geek currently undertaking a Masters at SOAS, University of London. Charlotte’s interests include religious diversity, pluralism, multiculturalism, Quakerism, equality and blogging: all fueled by oolong tea. @CharlotteDando


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