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Shappi Khorsandi

Shappi Khorsandi is a stand-up comedian, writer and Independent columnist. She is also the president of the British Humanist Association.

Arguing over Churchill makes fools of us all

If we can just grit our teeth and engage with the parts of someone’s story that conflict with the conclusion we’re drawn to, then our convictions will be gripped with that much more confidence

Funding community arts centres is the first step to combat knife crime

 Arts and cultural activity are vital for human well-being – they are neither a luxury nor the preserve of the well-to-do

Bravo Zayn Malik for standing up for what you believe in

If we are to move towards a world where the secular voice is heard and not overridden, Malik should now be invited to do a ‘Thought for the Day’ on Radio 4