Category - militarism

  • 8 Jul 2014

    The ‘common good’ and support for current and former soldiers are among the topics to be discussed at the Church of England’s general synod in July 2014. Savi Hensman suggests that the institutional Church of England in its current form may be too heavily compromised by its closeness to the “principalities and powers” to be fully effective in seeking justice and peace. She argues that it will have to face a death of sorts in order to be renewed in Christ.

  • 29 Jun 2014

    The rainstorm of almost tropical ferocity which swept across West Suffolk yesterday afternoon (28 June) was dying down as we assembled for a silent Peace Vigil to mark Armed Forces Day. But the distant thundery grumbles seemed – at the risk of being mocked for the use of Pathetic Fallacy – to be a reminder of the persistence and ubiquity of strife.

  • 7 Nov 2013

    WCC Assembly participants have visited Jeju Island in an act of solidarity with those protesting about the building of a naval base there.

  • 1 Nov 2013

    Changing times may be best served by less rigidity about symbols, says Jill Segger. As the centenary of World War I approaches, she suggests that the white poppy opens up a space in which remembrance can go hand in hand with repentance for the failure that is war.

  • 28 Aug 2013

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron is submitting a draft resolution to the UN Security Council seeking use of "all necessary measures" in relation to a strike on Syria.

  • 27 Aug 2013

    According to the US state department, a strike on Syria could come "within days" as military assets are "ready to go". Simon Barrow looks at what underlies both the accusations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria, and the current US-driven fervour for another military intervention in the troubled region.

  • 28 Dec 2012

    Beware of politicians quoting random Bible verses at Christmas. Earlier this week, on Christmas Eve, David Cameron said:

  • 3 Dec 2012

    Hannah Brock explains how people in the UK have begun an informal network to campaign alongside Israelis and Palestinians who oppose a military college on the Mount of Olives.

  • 11 Nov 2012

    “All war represents a failure of diplomacy.” Tony Benn's words are no less true for being so widely and frequently repeated. That the failure brings immeasurable suffering which cascades down through the generations, is beyond dispute.

  • 9 Jun 2011

    Goshen College, a Mennonite liberal arts institution, has reversed its 2010 decision to play an instrumental version of the US national anthem.