Category - militarism

  • 2 May 2011

    The incongruity appeared to raise little comment. At a wedding - perhaps one of the most tender of human ceremonies in its manifestation of love and hope - all the principal male figures wore the uniforms of forces whose business is armed conflict.

  • 12 Apr 2011

    The UN’s High Representative for Disarmament Affairs has issued a statement of support to coincide with the Global Day of Action on Military Spending.

  • 8 Apr 2011

    A report by Egyptian activist Maikel Nabil Sanad has challenged the perception that the the armed forces played a positive role in the country's revolution.

  • 18 Nov 2010

    "Sex and violence" is a hot-button phrase that if often used without thinking. But what do sex and violence really have to do with one another? Christians should be untangling the connection between them, but instead we seem to be contributing to the confusion.

  • 16 Sep 2010

    The military use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, has risen sharply over the last decade, says Amy Hailwood. The growing use of robotic weapons is taking us down a dark trajectory, and yet it is happening with almost no public debate.

  • 22 Apr 2010

    As the Tory and Labour leaders prepare nervously for the second round of head-to-head combat tonight, there can be little doubt that they both plan to take advantage of the foreign policy focus of the debate by attacking the Liberal Democrats’ policy on Trident.

  • 4 Feb 2010

    The government is facing criticism for the narrow range of its Defence Review, which was presented in a Green Paper in the House of Commons yesterday. Campaigners say that it ignores fundamental questions about security and conflict.

  • 29 Jan 2010

    Canada's military says it plans as soon as possible to remove references [to] phrases from the Bible citations inscribed on some of its firearm sights that have whipped up a storm of controversy - officially and among church peace advocates.

  • 7 Nov 2009

    This is the first November since the death of the “last Tommy”, Harry Patch. But Patch regarded Remembrance Day as "just show business". We can honour his memory by recognising that it's time to change the way that we remember.

  • 26 Oct 2009

    A Church of England spokesperson has dismissed a poll at a major Christian arts festival which suggests that many British Christians want troops out of Afghanistan, an end to UK arms exports and a more decisive stand for peace by the churches.