Peace and War

  • 25 Jan 2015

    What is security?

    If your family is going hungry because your benefits have been cut, security might mean knowing that you have enough to eat. But Prime Minister David Cameron wants to make you secure by renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system at a cost of £100 billion.

  • 23 Jan 2015

    When children are murdered, let us call each child by name and name what has been done to her in the name of some cause she will never know or understand. To call a murdered child a suicide bomber is to violate her all over again, says Professor Tina Beattie, in the wake of Boko Haram's deadliest yet attacks in northern Nigeria.

  • 23 Jan 2015

    Religious fidelity and free speech can learn the art of coexistence despite the acerbic challenges that have flowed from the terrible Paris shootings and the arguments about Charlie Hebdo magazine, says Ekklesia associate and Middle East analyst Dr Harry Hagopian. The much harder – and harsher – question is whether we as followers of a religion or as advocates of free speech can coexist too?

  • 23 Jan 2015

    Churches have expressed deep concern over reports of widespread violence around demonstrations in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • 23 Jan 2015

    Attacks in Niger, resulting in the destruction of over 70 churches and many deaths, have been strongly condemned by the World Council of Churches.

  • 22 Jan 2015

    A new medical report confirms indiscriminate use of large quantities of powerful explosives by Israeli forces during last summer’s assault.

  • 22 Jan 2015

    Westminster politicians have rejected a motion calling on the goverment not to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system.

  • 21 Jan 2015

    The most violent winter storm for two decades swept across conflict-affected areas of the Middle East last week.

  • 19 Jan 2015

    On Monday 19 January 2015, Jeremy Corbyn MP is hosting a meeting in the House of Commons to look at the new war stirrings in the light of recent global events.

  • 19 Jan 2015

    Catholic parishes across England and Wales have celebrating Peace Sunday this weekend, sharing the 2015 peace message of Pope Francis: 'Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters'.