Category - remembrance

  • November 10, 2011

    Young Methodists are holding two services of Remembrance on Twitter on Sunday, raising awareness of groups working for peace and supporting war veterans and victims.

  • November 10, 2011

    A request from the British Humanist Association for Armed Forces Humanists to be included at the Cenotaph in London has again been refused.

  • November 8, 2011

    As we approach Remembrance Sunday, many people may feel quite ambivalent about the increasingly numerous and elaborate ceremonies and media coverage, but be very uncomfortable about voicing their doubts.

  • September 12, 2011

    The memory of 9/11 can be used to liberate ourselves for the creation of a better future, says Jill Segger

  • November 28, 2010

    Quakers in Needham Market have remembered the civilian and child victims of war and those who have worked to relieve their suffering.

  • November 15, 2010

    An anti-war group in Ottawa, Canada, has shrugged off abuse and criticism after laying two White Poppy wreaths at the National War Memorial.

  • November 11, 2010

    It is grimly ironic, says Savi Hensman, that on Armistice Day UK news headlines included the announcement of a new benefits system which punishes the ‘workshy’ and a report showing inadequate care for many elderly NHS patients undergoing surgery.

  • November 9, 2010

    What must we do to understand the meaning of remembrance, to remember human suffering, and to grasp the human dignity lying so far beyond the ritual words at this time of year?, asks Jill Segger. Only painful truth-telling is adequate to the task, she says.

  • October 28, 2010

    It was with a rather heavy heart that I got my first media call today about the annual "red poppy" dust-up - which usually revolves around attacks from the Daily Mail and its kindred spirits on broadcasters, public figures and politicians who don't wear the British Legion Appeal symbol or who raise questions about what the practice means.

  • August 29, 2010

    “I hear those voices that will not be drowned”. These words from Peter Grimes are pierced through the four metre high sculpture by Maggi Hambling which stands on the beach at Aldeburgh in celebration of the life and work of Benjamin Britten. Read against the Suffolk sky, they go straight to the heart.