Peace and War

  • 28 Oct 2008

    Hundreds of peace demonstrators, including Christian groups and nonviolence activists, blockaded the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermaston yesterday, to protest Britain's weapons of mass destruction.

  • 28 Oct 2008

    The plight of people displaced by war is the key topic of a "Living Letters" churches visit to Uganda, which began yesterday and continues through to 2 November. The country has returned to civil rule after years of dictatorship.

  • 26 Oct 2008

    Leaders of Sri Lanka's Buddhist majority expressed divergent views on resolving the ethnic conflict in their country, speaking to a world churches delegation in the capital Colombo.

  • 23 Oct 2008

    Trauma and bitterness are among the challenges Sri Lankan churches must face in promoting peace and reconciliation as the island nation is in the middle of an intense war, a World Council of Churches delegation has learnt.

  • 22 Oct 2008

    James Bond may be fantasy, but according to an army expert our media replicate many of the psychological tech­niques used by the military to over­come our resistance to killing, says Giles Fraser. No wonder the murder rate is rising among the young.

  • 22 Oct 2008

    A new Christian Peacemaker Teams report about the military escort of Palestinian children to school in At-Tuwani in 2007-8 details a catalogue of violent settler attacks on the children and complacency by the Israeli army.

  • 21 Oct 2008

    An international watchdog which monitors corruption says the UK breached its obligations under international law when it cancelled a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into arms deals between BAE Systems and Saudi Arabia.

  • 20 Oct 2008

    A woman working with a UK-registered Christian relief group has been killed in Kabul by Taliban militants, who accused her of spreading Christianity among Afghans while helping people with disabilities and training local aid workers.

  • 20 Oct 2008

    Anglican Bishop of Reading, Stephen Cottrell, welcomed trainee ministers to services of lamentation at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston on Friday - the place where Trident warheads are made for British military submarines.

  • 19 Oct 2008

    Clarion Events, owners of the Baby Show which opened in London on Friday, are facing a backlash against their involvement in the arms trade. One of the Show's main sponsors, Bounty, has confirmed that it would not be exhibiting.