Category - war and peace

  • March 16, 2011

    Monks and nuns from Plum Village peace community in the South of France have brought their experiences of Buddhism's art of awakened living to Oxford.

  • March 13, 2011

    A Kenyan politician has praised the faiths in Africa for taking a leading role in peace-making through practical aid and dialogue activities.

  • October 27, 2010

    Today and tomorrow, 27 & 28 October, are key dates in Christian history. Constantine's 'vision of the Cross' in 312, and his attribution of military victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge the next day to God, was the beginning of Christendom in Europe - an era which mixed civilisation with bloodshed, saints with militarism, and faith with often brutal sacralised-secular power.

  • July 6, 2010

    Faith leaders in Africa have a responsibility to act as peacemakers rather than to fuel strife, says a Lutheran theologian from Eritrea in a new book.

  • March 24, 2010

    Nigerian leaders have rejected the Libyan President's call for the partitioning of Africa's most populous nation into two countries - one for Christians and one for Muslims.

  • March 22, 2010

    MPs have left received wisdoms unquestioned in their latest report, which frames war-fighting as peace-building, writes John Heathershaw. This idea is quite modern and in keeping with the spirit of our post-colonial age. Yet its consequence is to mainstream peace-building as a strategy to extend world order without questioning the resultant injustices. There is an alternative.

  • January 11, 2010

    Members of Parliament and other public figures will meet with the Anglican Archbishop of Sudan this afternoon (11 January 2010), at a meeting to discuss peace, war, faith and the future of his troubled country.

  • January 10, 2010

    A group of international aid agencies has warned of renewed conflict in southern Sudan if urgent international action is not taken to bolster a five-year-old peace agreement that ended a two-decade civil war.

  • December 23, 2009

    With the ongoing conflicts raging during each passing year, the remarkable story of the World War I Christmas truce remains tragically relevant, says Jim Wallis. Particularly as we think about Afghanistan.

  • December 11, 2009

    Protesters turned out in force in New York and elsewhere yesterday to remind Nobel Peace Prize winner President Barack Obama that war is not justifiable, and to oppose his 30,000-strong troop surge in Afghanistan.