Category - war and peace

  • March 22, 2011

    The engagement of UK forces in Libya without prior agreement from MPs has again raised the question of the need for parliamentary approval of military action.

  • March 21, 2011

    "Is it ever right for Christians to support military action in places like Libya?" That was the question posed to me on Premier Christian Radio this morning, alongside the pragmatic issue of what is happening following the Western bombing raids and what the wider implications are.

  • March 20, 2011

    The UK chancellor has pointedly refused to rule out British ground troops being sent to Libya, despite the clear position of UN Security Resolution 1973.

  • March 20, 2011

    Global concern is growing over the military action taken by US, UK and French forces in Libya, both in terms of its short- and long-term impact.

  • March 20, 2011

    The beliefs and values thinktank Ekklesia has warned that bombing Libya is unlikely to help the country move towards democracy and will increase the suffering of its people.

  • March 20, 2011

    This morning I turned on my radio to a sick sense of deja vu, with the news of war in Libya. Eight years to the day that George Bush announced attacks on Iraq, a stony faced President Obama did the same as he spoke to reporters in Brasilia.

  • March 20, 2011

    The recent history of western military interventions in the Middle East is hardly encouraging. Yet British PM David Cameron has clearly been itching to begin the bombing in Libya, and US President Obama has also sanctioned armed action - in spite of serious warnings from advisers in and outside the White House.

  • March 20, 2011

    Protesters have taken to the streets in New York, Chicago, Washington DC and other US cities as bombing raids begin against the Gaddafi regime in Libya.

  • March 20, 2011

    Peace campaigners say that the UK and US military action in Libya is "dangerous and irresponsible", risking wider conflict and the strengthening of Gaddafi

  • March 19, 2011

    Amnesty International has urged all parties to make the protection of civilians in Libya their top priority as the threat of military action is realised.