Peace and War

  • 2 Oct 2014

    Thinking about how to respond to ISIS/IS, and in view of the perilous realities of Iraq and Syria, have we tended to ignore the increasing tensions in Palestine and the relationship between all these? Regional commentator and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian argues that ISIS cannot be dealt with by brute force and must be countered by political solutions that re-enfranchise the peoples of the region.

  • 2 Oct 2014

    Campaign Against Arms Trade has called on the UK government to end the sale of tear-gas to the government in Hong Kong, following its use against pro-democracy protestors.

  • 30 Sep 2014

    'Timor mortis conturbat me' – the fear of death disturbs me. These words, from the liturgy of the Roman Catholic church, first became a literary device in medieval times, bracketing human follies and fears within the ambit of our common mortality.

  • 28 Sep 2014

    IS has recruited more than 6,000 new fighters since the US began targeting the violently militant group with air strikes in August 2014.

  • 28 Sep 2014

    Bombing plays into the hands of IS, whereas education, development and refugee support can begin to address underlying causes, says Giles Fraser.

  • 27 Sep 2014

    Eight more governments are ratifying the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) during high-level meetings at the United Nations.

  • 27 Sep 2014

    The director of the Baptist Union of Scotland has criticised plans to bomb Iraq, saying Arab Christian leaders do not support western military action.

  • 26 Sep 2014

    One sign of the impact of militarism is the number of progressively minded people who express a belief in peace but support war once it is proposed. This is rather like being teetotal until you're offered a drink.

  • 25 Sep 2014

    The UK government is seeking parliament’s approval to join the USA in carrying out air strikes on Iraq. The aim is to weaken Isis forces, responsible for various atrocities. But the attack may strengthen them instead.

  • 25 Sep 2014

    As Parliament is recalled to discuss the UK's possible involvement in air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, Quakers in Britain have sent an open letter to the Prime Minister.