Peace and War

  • 30 May 2008

    Ekklesia has contributed to a forthcoming book on the Christian Peacemaker Teams Iraq hostage crisis and its ramifications.

  • 30 May 2008

    Churches around the world have welcomed the multilateral agreement on cluster munitions reached this week in Dublin, but want to see it fully implented says World Council of Churches head the Rev Dr Samuel Kobia.

  • 29 May 2008

    The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of Cape Town have spoken to Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the United Nations, asking for help for churches in Zimbabwe as well as mediation and monitoring.

  • 29 May 2008

    More than half the world’s governments have agreed to ban the production, use, stockpiling and export of all existing cluster munitions. Meeting in Dublin, Ireland, representatives of 110 nations completed negotiations yesterday.

  • 29 May 2008

    The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church have welcomed the commitment by the UK Government to withdraw the remaining two cluster munitions from its arsenal.

  • 29 May 2008

    Bethlehem participants in a global week of church advocacy are inviting individuals and groups around the world to send them wishes and prayers for peace. Incoming emails will be shared with parishes, schools and organizations in Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

  • 28 May 2008

    The government is preparing to scrap Britain's entire arsenal of cluster bombs that have killed and maimed hundreds of innocent civilians, reports the Guardian newspaper. Officials are paving the way for the radical step at talks in Dublin.

  • 27 May 2008

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu will enter Gaza later this week to conduct a United Nations investigation into the killing of 19 Palestinian by Israeli shells in November 2006.

  • 27 May 2008

    The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will jump out of an aeroplane today to raise money for the families of soldiers killed or injured in Afghanistan. The Archbishop was one of the most prominent opponents of the war in Iraq.

  • 27 May 2008

    Detainees at the US Military Prison in Guantánamo will finally get their day in court today (Tuesday) after a direct action by campaigners.