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October 2020
News > Ethics

Christian rugby star refuses to ‘take a knee’ for BLM

Christian rugby star Billy Vunipola has defended his decision not to kneel in support of Black Lives Matter. For the restart of Premiership rugby matches following lockdown, all clubs chose to show their support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. The Saracens, the club for which Mr Vunipola plays, were asked if they…

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August 2020
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Just what does the Black Lives Matter movement stand for?

All right, let’s get this out of the way first. I know that when people repeat the slogan, ‘black lives matter’, it doesn’t necessarily mean they support every single ideological belief of the whole BLM movement. For many people it’s just a way of saying, ‘I oppose racism.’ I accept that. I also know…

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July 2020
Articles > Personal view

Reflections on race

When I was young, I had big ideas on race. Now I am older my ideas are smaller because I realise issues are more complicated than I once thought. I am also conscious of the pressure of a news cycle that demands simplicity. ‘You must take a position and you must take it now,’…

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