Category - remembrance day

  • 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.

  • September 22, 2010

    Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday are fast approaching (you can read some of the work we have done in this area about looking at the values behind our remembrance including Kate Guthrie’s excellent report last year which was praised by the Guardian). So it seems highly appropriate that a debate has emerged in Scotland around the place of medals.

  • November 11, 2009

    A special Armistice Day service at Westminster Abbey on 11 November, attended by the Queen and leading public figures, remembered the civilians who have died in war as well as soldiers, following calls for change in Remembrance ceremonies.

  • November 9, 2009

    Politicians and generals have been struggling to justify the Afghan war after a poll revealed the extent of public opposition. They have put forward different, and at times contradictory, arguments for keeping UK troops in Afghanistan.

  • November 8, 2009

    Remembrance commemorations focus only on one, contested, idea of freedom. It needs to change to embrace freedom in all its fullness, says Jonathan Bartley

  • November 8, 2009

    As people across Britain gather on Remembrance Sunday to recall those lost in war, a remarkable opinion poll published today shows a strong public desire for an emphasis on peace in these ceremonies.

  • November 8, 2009

    The best way to honour those who have died as a result of war (as we must do) is to recognise its horror, says Simon Barrow. But we should do this not in order to 'run away', but in order to have the true courage to seek alternatives - to re-member a dis-membered world.

  • November 8, 2009

    The deaths of those who fought against Britain should be marked alongside the British dead on Remembrance Sunday, according to 87% of the population, says a remarkable new opinion survey.

  • November 7, 2009

    I’m sure that I’m not the only person feeling somewhat taken aback by the Prime Minister’s comments yesterday about corruption in Afghanistan.