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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.
Quakers in Britain have released a free resource kit ‘Witnessing for Peace on the centenary of WWI’, recounting the early stages of the war from a Quaker perspective.
The UN has announced that Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson is heading to Ukraine to get an understanding of the situation on the ground in the ongoing crisis.
The UN Secretary-General has called for direct dialogue between all concerned amid the growing tensions in the Crimea region of Ukraine.
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly condemned the covert drone strikes that have killed thousands of civilians in countries such as Pakistan and Yemen.
Israeli forces have displayed a callous disregard for human life by killing dozens of Palestinian civilians, says a leading human rights NGO in a new report.
MEPs will this week vote on a resolution condemning EU Member States’ complicity in the covert US drones programme.
A seventy year-old Quaker from North Yorkshire has refused to pay a fine imposed this morning for a peaceful protest at the London arms fair last year.
Churches in South Sudan say “we are tired of war”, stressing the urgency to “work for peace and rebuild what has been destroyed”.
Six people facing trial for a peaceful protest at the London arms fair have been told that the charges have been dropped, only days before they were due in court.