Category - nonviolence

  • 30 Oct 2012

    Every time that I think I can no longer be surprised by the behaviour of church institutions, I am proved wrong. Like many others, I was shocked to learn that a conference for arms dealers will take place in Church House. Thankfully, many Christians are still campaigning against the arms trade, militarism and cuts.

  • 15 Sep 2012

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has expressed great “regret” over the making of a film offensive to Muslims.

  • 1 Jul 2012

    We can only guess what was going through the minds of Martin McGuiness and Elizabeth Windsor as they shook hands in Belfast last week. Several commentators recognised the symbolism of a painful process of reconciliation. Lessons from Northern Ireland about the futility of violence need to be applied in other parts of the world, and in other areas of life.

  • 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.