Peace and War

  • 19 Jan 2015

    This year (2015), Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the US falls on 19 January – the third Monday of the month. It is an observance which is gaining traction in other parts of the world, too, where the legacy of the civil rights campaigner and Baptist minister is an an iconic symbol of freedom for people of both religious and other belief the world over.

  • 17 Jan 2015

    The World Council of Churches has expressed deep shock over the attacks by extremist group Boko Haram in Nigeria, including children used in suicide bomb attacks.

  • 17 Jan 2015

    As the World Council of Churches (WCC) promotes the vision of a “pilgrimage of justice and peace”, four students from the Ecumenical Institute in Bossey, Switzerland, share their understanding of justice and peace and how they embarked on a pilgrimage of their own. Writer and photographer Sandra Cox talks to them.

  • 16 Jan 2015

    Five years ago the suggestion that within a decade drone strikes would be taking place on a regular basis in multiple countries with little notice by the mainstream media or the general public seemed far-fetched to many. Today, with drone strikes being undertaken in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Iraq and Syria, and no doubt Libya again too soon (and not to forget the regular sporadic bursts of Israeli strikes in Gaza) such a prediction looks a lot more likely, if not a certainty.

  • 16 Jan 2015

    Without in any way wanting to mitigate the horror, grief and shock of the murders in Paris, I am growing weary of the disingenuity of so many in the media disclaiming the potentially violent power of the pen and the image.

  • 16 Jan 2015

    Satellite images provide indisputable and shocking proof of the scale of last week’s attack on the towns of Baga and Doron Baga by Boko Haram.

  • 14 Jan 2015

    Catholic parishes in England and Wales will celebrate Peace Sunday on 18 January, sharing the 2015 message of Pope Francis on slavery and freedom.

  • 12 Jan 2015

    Following reports of the massacre of civilians by Boko Haram in Nigeria's Borno state, Amnesty has called on the Nigerian government to investigate the violence.

  • 11 Jan 2015

    Around 2,000 civilians have been slaughtered by the armed group Boko Haram in north east Nigeria, with thousands more being forced to flee.

  • 10 Jan 2015

    South Sudanese and international human rights, humanitarian and other NGOs have appealed to the US President.