Category - peacemaking

  • 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.

  • 12 Nov 2011

    The red poppy has been compromised by political expediency and popular sentiment, suggests Jill Segger. Can we step past the current construct and rediscover the enduring meaning of remembrance and its potential to remodel our future?

  • 11 Oct 2011

    The best way to achieve global peace is to start in local communities, says Liberian interfaith activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee.

  • 27 Sep 2011

    Quakers around Britain will be speaking about their convictions and lifestance during the fifth national Quaker Week, 1-9 October 2011.

  • 3 Sep 2011

    Nigerian faith leaders are seeking urgent government action to end a recurrent and bloody cycle of religious violence in Africa's most populous nation.

  • 25 Aug 2011

    In answer to that question, Edwin Starr responded "absolutely nothing.” But others say that it protects our freedom and way of life from those who would destroy it.

  • 25 Aug 2011

    The historic religions are ambivalent in their respect for life, and ambiguous about survival versus broader moral instincts, says a leading commentator.

  • 7 Aug 2011

    Conversation, which is a cornerstone of human relationships, is crucial to achieving peace in a world of conflict and injustice, says Bishop Brian Smith.

  • 7 Aug 2011

    Edinburgh's Festival season is not just a 'commercial jamboree', but an an opportunity to recapture the vision of peace in the human community.

  • 19 Jun 2011

    Global Days of Listening hold quarterly internet gatherings of people around the world to listen to the hopes of those living in war-torn countries.