Music Through Difficult Times

In a time when many are confronting both increased solitude and increased anxiety, familiar music provides reassurance because it reminds us who we are as people. Whether it is a hit we danced to with our teenage friends, or a haunting orchestral piece our grandmother played, music lights up memories of our past selves.

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Future of Work

For many workers, the lockdown has hurried the arrival of the “future of work”, a term invoked in recent years in relation to the opportunities and challenges of technological disruption and the structural economic factors that determine the quality of livelihoods.

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Government and Business in Crisis

“We started by saying that lives are important and we have to save lives. Today we are at equilibrium and we’re saying lives are important, but livelihoods are also important.” On the economic implications: “This time I don’t think we’re going to go back to the normal conduct that we see after a typical recession.…

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Ending this Safely

1. How COVID-19 is impacting the globe There are more than 1.3 million confirmed cases of infection of the COVID-19 coronavirus worldwide as of 7 April, with more than 73,000 confirmed deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 285,000 people have reportedly recovered from the disease. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care as…

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Religious liberty in a Pandemic

As pastors and religious leaders across the country faced tough decisions about whether to hold worship services over the weekend, Pacific Justice Institute President Brad Dacus gathered 500 of them on a conference call on Thursday. They talked about how to keep their ministries going and whether shelter-in-place orders and other restrictions on public gatherings…

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FEMA's Fight Against Disinformation

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is trying to knock down a series of rumors and falsehoods that have been spreading along with the coronavirus pandemic. It launched a page on its website called Coronavirus Rumor Control to fight the misinformation, as officials work to assure the public there is, in fact, no “national quarantine,” nor has FEMA…

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