Category - non violence

  • March 25, 2016

    Ten years ago, Norman Kember,  the peace activist taken hostage in Iraq, returned home after being freed by SAS troops.

  • November 15, 2014

    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.

  • August 28, 2013

    As Parliament is recalled to debate the unfolding crisis in Syria, Quakers in Britain have issued a statement urging those tempted to respond militarily to think again.

  • February 26, 2013

    A new campaign will be launched at the Reading Civic centre on 27 February which will target the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Aldermaston and Burghfield.

  • January 11, 2013

    An unarmed teacher at a California high school has thwarted a serious shooting incident, by talking a gunman into putting down his weapon.

  • May 2, 2012

    More than 60 Quakers from Britain have attended the 2012 world conference of Quakers in Kenya.The theme of the conference was “Being Salt and Light: Friends living the kingdom of God in a broken world”.

  • September 25, 2008

    Sixty years after the creation of the state of Israel, tensions in the Holy Land continue to capture the attention of the world, and continue to divide people of all faiths across the globe.

  • September 11, 2008

    Violence is a real part of life - but it need not rule us!

  • February 5, 2008

    This practical training programme will help participants develop understanding of and skills in the spirituality and practice of nonviolence and generate conversations with each other about creating a

  • November 19, 2007

    "Franz Jägerstätter is a prophet with a global view and a penetrating insight which very few of his contemporaries had at that time; he is a shining example in his fidelity to the claims of his cons