Category - peace building

  • 9 Aug 2014

    Quakers in Britain have called on the UK Government to recognise Palestine as a nation state; for a comprehensive arms embargo on all sides and an end to the blockade of Gaza and occupation of Palestine.

  • 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.

  • 3 Jul 2013

    The Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) has been named as one of the 100 most influential global actors in armed violence reduction.

  • 8 Mar 2013

    A team of UN agency representatives has arrived in Sierra Leone to support gender equality and promote the role of women in peace building.

  • 6 Jul 2010

    The idea of reconciliation has deep roots in Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other faiths, says the director of a new research programme on religion and peacebuilding.

  • 14 Apr 2010

    Kyrgyzstan’s government has fallen, its provisional rulers are untested, and there is as yet no sign of a lasting political settlement, writes John Heathershaw. Yet that does not mean it will automatically follow the example of neighbour Tajikistan and descend into civil war. Peace is difficult but possible.

  • 22 Mar 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.

  • 3 May 2008

    “Some people think that peace-making is easy, but in my experience it requires toughness and resolution, as well as sympathy and integrity.”

  • 5 Mar 2008

    Forty pastors from five different tribes and denominations met for a peace-building seminar at the Eastleigh Fellowship Centre, located in a semi-slum area of Nairobi, recently. The centre facilitates church and community programmes.