Category - war and peace

  • August 31, 2013

    The videos and photos showing children suffering and dying in what appears to be a poison gas attack in a Damascus suburb shock the conscience and may serve as just cause for taking military action says Tobias L. Winright. However, when invoking the 'just war' tradition, as some have, directly and indirectly, other criteria must also be met for an intervention to be justified. They are not being so met.

  • August 29, 2013

    William Harold Coltman was the most highly decorated ‘other ranks’ British soldier in the First World War. In official terms that makes him an extremely brave man. Remarkably, he never fired a shot. As a conscientious objector he opted to become a stretcher bearer and saved countless lives. He never took a life.

  • June 5, 2013

    With Syria engulfed in an escalating and increasingly brutal civil war, a panel of United Nations human rights experts has issued its latest report on the crisis.

  • February 18, 2013

    "The situation in Syria is nothing short of catastrophic," says the International Committee of the Red Cross, after a four-day visit to the country.

  • January 15, 2013

    Aid agency World Vision is warning of severe humanitarian consequences if steps are not taken to guarantee the security of children in war-torn Mali.

  • November 27, 2012

    As the humanitarian crisis in eastern Congo worsens, with thousands of people fleeing new fighting, Oxfam is stepping up its supply of aid.

  • November 11, 2012

    As ceremonies of Remembrance take place across Britain, a number of public figures have expressed commitment to working for peace in a world of conflict.

  • March 1, 2012

    As previously reported on Ekklesia, Professor Jolyon Mitchell from Edinburgh University delivered his inaugural lecture entitled 'How can weapons be turned into art? How can swords be transformed into ploughshares?' back in September last year. It is now available to view here on YouTube, and very well worth watching.

  • December 31, 2011

    The spiritual head of Nigeria's 70 million Muslims, Alhaji Sa'ad Abubakar, has met with the current Nigerian President, a Christian, to discuss religious conflict.

  • October 8, 2011

    Afghanistan's war enters its second decade with the Taliban emboldened and the United States enfeebled, says Professor Paul Rogers. But the power-play between Pakistan, India and China is also now central to an assessment of what comes next. Afghanistan's future will be decided in Islamabad, New Delhi and Beijing as much as, if not more, than in Kabul and Washington.