Category - war on terror

  • 15 Jan 2009

    British foreign secretary David Miliband has said that the use of the "war on terror" as a western rallying cry since the September 11 attacks has been a mistake.

  • 15 Jun 2008

    The military strategy of trying to win ‘hearts and minds’ in Afghanistan by building schools and health clinics is failing to address the root causes of violence in the country, a report by a group of European and Canadian aid agencies says.

  • 2 Jan 2008

    The Church of Scotland has resolutely rejected the 'war on terror' language being used in some political quarters in discussions about the future of Pakistan following the assassination of former PM Benazir Bhutto.

  • 31 Oct 2007

    The UK government has not made a convincing case for extending the time suspected terrorists can be detained without charge, according to the Church of England. The government's paper was published at the end of July 2007.

  • 11 Oct 2007

    UK PM Gordon Brown's administration has received a warning in the strongest possible terms about following the current US-led geopolitical strategy, as a leading British research organisation says that the 'war on terror' has been failing and will continue to fail unless it is redirected.

  • 12 Aug 2007

    The church-backed US National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) is speaking out against a new executive order from President George W. Bush that broadly outlines the limits of how suspects may be questioned in the CIA's terror interrogation programme.

  • 10 Aug 2007

    The Methodist Church in Britain has welcomed the UK Government’s decision to request the return of five former British residents being held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp at the US military base on the island of Cuba.

  • 29 Jul 2007

    New British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be walking a political tightrope over the coming hours, by seeking to cement positive relations with the USA, while staking out his own international policy platform.

  • 21 Jul 2007

    At the root of death-dealing religion and ideology is fear, says Simon Barrow. The biggest challenge we face today is how to challenge cultures of death from within, replacing the logic of the sword with an invitation to life.

  • 18 Apr 2007

    Hilary Benn wants to end the nomenclature of a 'war on terror', but he does not seem to have abandoned the 'clash of civilizations' or proposed any real alternative, writes Michael Marten.