A different kind of Ramadan – By Zinah Nauthoa

Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic and the social distancing rules, approximately two billion Muslims around the world are forsaking their traditions during Ramadan for the safety of the community. On a superficial level, Ramadan during the pandemic can be disheartening. However, I believe it could not have come at a better time. “What does …

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Construction, Coronavirus and mental health – By Natasha Stone

I'm sure many of us have typed in our emails and communications over the past few months, something along the lines of "In these unusual times; these unexpected times; these challenging times". And this is true in every sense of these carefully worded descriptions of the current Pandemic that the world faces. There's an acknowledgement, …

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The Surveyorhood Book Report – by Surveyorhood

The next book in our series of Surveyorhood book reports is Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek. Part 1 of this book is titled “Our need to feel safe” and with the current uncertainty surrounding us, so much of the language on the contents page speaks volumes “belonging”, “the courage to do the right thing”, …

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Do we need IWD? – By Natasha Stone

So what is IWD? This year, the theme is #EachForEqual. With the website describing the aim of the day is:- An equal world is an enabled world.Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate …

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Privilege – By Natasha Stone

It’s a word that’s heavily loaded in many ways. The idea of privilege is that it’s something you’ve never had to work for, but you get treated better by others because of it. It’s often connected with social status, ‘the upper echelons’ of power, money, wealth, and more often than not, those with privilege are …

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