Peace and War

  • 21 May 2014

    Fears are mounting that a cholera outbreak in and around Juba, which has already killed nine people and reportedly infected another 188, will spread, says Christian Aid.

  • 19 May 2014

    Traffic is being diverted at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Burghfield, as protesters have blocked a major gate into the site by locking themselves together.

  • 17 May 2014

    Hosted by the Iona Community and Fellowship of Reconciliation Scotland, Chris Cole, coordinator of the advocacy and information organisation, Drone Wars UK, is currently on a short Scottish tour, coinciding with Christian Aid Week and the start of the Church of Scotland General Assembly.

  • 16 May 2014

    Yesterday saw the formal launch of the White Feather Diaires, a social media project exploring the lives of British pacifists during the first world war. The project's run by Quakers in Britain, who hired me as a writer and an editor for the project. I'm really pleased to be working on this project. Yesterday we announced the names of the five individuals whose writings will form the basis of the project, when it goes online in the summer.

  • 13 May 2014

    Following complaints about the ‘Lynx Peace’ marketing campaign, which CND described as 'co-opting' its symbol, Unilever has apologised and donated to CND's charitable trust.

  • 9 May 2014

    Gross human rights abuses have been committed by both sides in the brutal conflict that erupted in South Sudan at the end of last year, says a new report from the UN.

  • 7 May 2014

    The chairman of one of the world's largest arms companies has said that he expects the Arms Trade Treaty to make no difference to his firm's business.

  • 5 May 2014

    Theologian and Anglican clergyman Sam Wells, who among other things is a specialist on the writings and thought of doyen Anabaptist-oriented public intellectual Stanley Hauerwas, has worked with Marcia Owen in the practical Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham (RCND) in the USA, as well as on a stimulating book called Living Without Enemies: Being Present in the Midst of Violence (InterVarsity Press, 2011).

  • 1 May 2014

    Leaders of the Baptist Union, Methodist Church and United Reformed Church are pushing the government to make progress on disarmament at the NPT Preparatory Committee in New York

  • 25 Apr 2014

    Ukrainian law-enforcement and military officials must adhere to international standards on the use of force and firearms, Amnesty has warned.