Category - militarism

  • 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.

  • 9 Jun 2011

    For many people these days, much 'religion' has become synonymous with division, bigotry and violence. Sadly, there is plenty of good evidence that this is so. But it is not the whole picture. There are very strong faith traditions that point in exactly the opposite direction.

  • 9 Jun 2011

    Goshen College, a prominent Mennonite liberal arts institution, has reversed its decision to play the militaristic and nationalistic US national anthem at sports events. Andy Alexis-Baker welcomes the move, after a long process of lobbying which he and others led. Never before have so many Christians - and not just Mennonites or other Anabaptists - stated so clearly that these anthems and rituals have no place in Christian formation, he observes.

  • 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.