Category - nonviolence

  • 30 Jun 2012

    A memorial to Bomber Command has been described as a "monument of shame" by a group that campaigned against the bombing of German civilians in World War Two.

  • 14 Jun 2012

    Two women aged 79 and 82 have this morning successfully prevented traffic from entering the Trident nuclear submarine base in Faslane, Scotland.

  • 21 May 2012

    The belief that violence “saves” is so successful because it doesn’t seem to be mythic in the least. Violence simply appears to be the nature of things. It’s what works. It seems inevitable, the last and, often, the first resort in conflicts, says the late Professor Walter Wink. If a god is what you turn to when all else fails, violence certainly functions as a god. What people overlook, then, is the religious character of violence. It demands from its devotees an absolute obedience-unto-death. It requires a theological critique.

  • 11 May 2012

    Walter Wink, a leading Christian theologian, biblical scholar and advocate of nonviolent resistance, died yesterday at his home in the US. He was 76.

  • 22 Feb 2012

    Christians are continuing with plans for a ring of prayer at the eviction of Occupy London Stock Exchange, even if the bailiffs are sent in at night-time

  • 15 Jan 2012

    It has been a momentous twelve months in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and in relation to developments popularly dubbed the 'Arab Spring' or (perhaps more helpfully) the 'Arab Awakening'. Time, we think, to stop for a moment and take stock.

  • 24 Nov 2011

    Unity for the Palestinians will be achieved only when the people collectively build a common vision on how to tackle the occupation, says Ghassan Rubeiz, noting the encouraging moves towards nonviolence at the grassroots and among some key protagonists.

  • 28 Oct 2011

    Several Christian organisations, including Ekklesia and the Student Christian Movement, have signed a statement declaring their support for 'Occupy London'.

  • 11 Sep 2011

    Ahead of widespread opposition to next week's London arms fair, the beliefs and values think tank Ekklesia has said that Government ministers will appear inconsistent if they condemn those taking action against the fair - even if campaigners break the law in doing so.

  • 11 Sep 2011

    Muslim groups in the USA and around the world have united with people of other religions and of none to condemn terrorism and other forms of violence.