Peace and War

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Ekklesia proposes non-violent alternatives to military action as well as peace-making strategies. Ekklesia hit the headlines in 2002 by proposing public consideration of strategies for non-violent regime change in Iraq.

  • 1 Jul 2015

    Three peaceful protesters were today removed by police from Church House in Westminster, London as the building hosted a conference sponsored by arms companies.

  • 1 Jul 2015

    Yesterday, I wept in a cinema – something I had not done since, at the age of 10, I was utterly undone by the death of Bambi's mother. The cause of tears on this occasion was a scene from Amir Amirani's film 'We are Many', a documentary about the global protest against the Iraq War.

  • 30 Jun 2015

    Participants in a conference sponsored by arms companies found Christians celebrating Holy Communion on the steps of the Church House Conference Centre this morning.

  • 29 Jun 2015

    Pope Francis last week attacked the “duplicity” of those who profit from the arms trade but “call themselves Christian”. Meanwhile, St Paul’s Cathedral in London has adopted a policy of refusing to host events sponsored by arms companies. Guildford Cathedral took up a similar policy some time ago, cancelling a booking at short notice when they realised that it was for an arms industry event.

  • 29 Jun 2015

    A coalition of Christian campaigners have called for the Church of England to stop facilitating arms trade events.

  • 27 Jun 2015

    Clichés are usually truths which have somewhat lost their impact through repetition. That repetition takes place because the truths concerned were originally mordantly appropriate. Try out 'If war is the answer, what is the question?' and ' if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail'.

  • 24 Jun 2015

    The Guardian and the New York Times have revealed the existence of documents showing the contribution made by UK intelligence agency GCHQ to US drone strikes in Yemen.

  • 23 Jun 2015

    Amnesty Interntional has welcomed today's publication of the findings of the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry’s report into last year’s 50-day conflict in Gaza.

  • 23 Jun 2015

    Today, 23 June, Quakers in Britain release a ground-breaking film in the build-up to Armed Forces Day (27 June).