Christian groups have turned out in strength at today's Pride festival in London, affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. A much smaller number of Christians turned up to protest against the event.
Christians aged roughly 18-30 will assemble in London this evening for a weekend of training in nonviolence. The event is organised by the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FoR) as part of a project to develop practical peacemaking skills.
The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has pointed to nationwide protests against the arms industry as evidence of “public revulsion". Such feelings are expected to increase ahead of the London arms fair in September.
The company in which the Church of England has its biggest shareholding is responsible for bringing impoverishment, conflict, human rights abuses and despair to the majority of the people in the oil-producing areas of the Niger Delta.
A group of anti-nuclear campaigners have this afternoon assembled peacefully in the central lobby of Parliament, risking arrest by taking part in an unauthorised demonstration. They formed a silent circle and refused to leave.