Category - nonviolence

  • September 5, 2017

    Quakers are travelling from across Britain to support a week of nonviolent, prayerful action at the Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair in East London from 5-11 September 2017. There will be meetings for worship and silent, candle-lit vigils, in solidarity with victims of the arms trade.

  • August 16, 2017

    On Saturday, 12 August 2917 in Charlottesville, Virginia, one woman died and 19 others were injured when a man who, after rallying with white supremacist groups, rammed his car into a crowd. Earlier in the day, two law enforcement officers lost their lives when their helicopter crashed as they patrolled the gathering crowds.

  • June 4, 2017

    The Rev Dan Woodhouse has said he was acting on his pacifist principles when he attempted to disarm a warplane bound for Saudi Arabia.

  • March 2, 2017

    A national priests' group has cited the words of Pope Francis: "Let us make non-violence our way of life", as they pledged support and offered assistance to US bishops regarding international justice and peace.

  • January 30, 2017

    Two Christians were arrested at BAE Warton in Lancashire while attempting to disarm warplanes bound for Saudi Arabia. 

  • December 21, 2016

    The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative has gathered in Rome to reflect on and discuss Pope Francis's 2017 World Day of Peace message Nonviolence: A style of politics for peace, and to strategise about next steps for this critical movement.

  • September 22, 2016

    The Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) will hold a conference in Darlington on 24 September 2016.  Entitled Changing the narrative for peace - critical role of the media, the conference will explore themes of changing the narrative round peace, security and conflict, using both existing and new media.

  • August 3, 2016

    Sometimes a politician will put beyond doubt the fact that they prefer noise and notice to thought.

  • July 18, 2016

    Owen Smith, the absurdly self-described “unity candidate” for the Labour leadership, will be one of many Labour MPs voting in favour of the Trident nuclear weapons system today. Indeed, he has already gone further. Yesterday, he gave an explicit “yes” to the question of whether he would be willing to deploy nuclear weapons as Prime Minister.

  • June 9, 2016

    On Monday 27 June, faith groups from across the UK will gather at the Atomic Weapons Establishment Bu