Turning Kitchener to peaceful ends

By Press Office
January 7, 2014

Responding to a proposal that those in receipt of a controversial coin commemorating Lord Kitchener should donate the money to the FoR International Peacemakers Fund, Simon Barrow, co-director of the Christian political think tank Ekklesia commented:

"This is a positive, practical initiative from the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

"While we hope that the Royal Mint will reconsider its Kitchener coin in favour of a more sensitive and appropriate way of remembering the appalling slaughter that took place in the First World War, the key message of turning tokens of war into an investment in peace and conflict transformation is a good way of remembering and learning."

* More on the proposal: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/19854

* Petition to change the design of the controversial Kitchener coin established by Ekklesia associate Symon Hill at: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/royal-mint-replace-the-kitchener-2...

* 'Re-Imagining Remembrance', a report from Ekklesia: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/research/reimagining_remembrance

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