Peace and War

  • 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.

  • 16 Oct 2008

    A broad range of nonviolence activists are calling for a major peaceful blockade of the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston, near Reading on Monday 27 October 2008.

  • 13 Oct 2008

    Protestants in Germany are recalling the life of George K. A. Bell, an Anglican bishop who opposed the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler but also sharply criticised indiscriminate bombing of German cities during the Second World War.

  • 2 Oct 2008

    The Middle East Quartet (EU, Russia, UN, USA) is failing - making inadequate progress towards improving the lives of Palestinians or improving the prospects for peace - according to a new report by leading humanitarian and human rights organisations.