Peace and War

  • 4 Aug 2014

    Quakers’ online project serialising the diaries of five young people who lived during and opposed World War I goes live today.

  • 4 Aug 2014

    Quaker Peace & Social Witness have joined American Friends Service Committee in making an open statement to the international community from Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.

  • 2 Aug 2014

    Record numbers of Quakers are heading to Bath for Yearly Meeting Gathering (YMG) 2014, from 2 – 9 August.

  • 31 Jul 2014

    An attack on an elementary school in Gaza, where more than 3,000 displaced civilians had sought refuge, is a possible war crime and should be independently investigated, says Amnesty International.

  • 30 Jul 2014

    Christian Aid has issued a statement calling for an end to impunity on both sides in the Israel- Palestine conflict through a framework guided by international law and justice.

  • 29 Jul 2014

    The government has dismissed MPs’ concerns about British use of armed drones and said it plans to expand their deployment while redoubling efforts to “promote” them to the public and MPs.

  • 29 Jul 2014

    The UN Secretary-General has urged Israelis and Palestinians to stop fighting now, “in the name of humanity” and agree a ceasefire, allowing delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip.

  • 27 Jul 2014

    Welcoming the broadly observed 12-hour humanitarian pause in the Gaza conflict, the UN Secretary-General has renewed his appeal for a week-long ceasefire as a prelude to restarting political negotiations.

  • 26 Jul 2014

    ‘It looks as if the end could be very near.’ This was the emotional response of Canon Andrew White, the Vicar of Baghdad this morning, when asked about the prospects for Christianity in Iraq. He was at pains to stress that Christians and Muslims in Iraq have lived and worked together peacefully for centuries: it is terrorism, not Islam that is the problem.

  • 24 Jul 2014

    Operation Protective Edge: here is a new military initiative that has fired up many Israelis, infuriated many Palestinians, left the Arab leaders once more in tatters of nonchalance or fragmentation and challenged the moral fibre of the West in terms of its support or opposition to this campaign. Middle East expert Dr Harry Hagopian looks behind the horror and the headlines from Gaza.