Category - violence

  • August 15, 2011

    Purity and simplicity are quite rare qualities. When "pure and simple" is used to describe something which is in reality challenging and complex, it often accompanies the desire to mislead or to close down argument.

  • June 14, 2011

    Christian leaders across the world are asking the international community to help stop violence in Sudan's Southern Kordofan border state.

  • May 18, 2011

    The World Council of Churches' General Secretary has led prayers for the numerous young victims who have had their names recorded in Kingston, Jamaica, since 2008.

  • May 2, 2011

    This morning I woke to an orgy of media-fed delight about a violent death. According to Irenaeus, the second century Bishop of Lugdunum, “the glory of God is a human being fully alive.” According to at least one politician I listened to on the radio, what pleases God most is an enemy brutally murdered.

  • March 27, 2011

    Protesters, police, reporters and commentators are in disagreement about claims and counterclaims over violent clashes in central London last night.

  • August 31, 2010

    Young people should not be used as tools for political violence in Southern Africa, says the coordinator of the Student Christian Movement of Zimbabwe.

  • August 27, 2010

    The scent of violence in everyday life, in culture and in the news has become endemic in the Philippines, says Shay Cullen. But there is hope where different values and practices are initiated, and where human transformation can challenge the roots of impunity and injustice.

  • June 4, 2010

    PM David Cameron will visit the Cumbria area later today, as police continue to investigate the killings and local people try to make sense of the outbreak of murderous violence.

  • May 18, 2010

    Some Christians throw around the word "sin" fairly unthinkingly, while others have become rather embarrassed by it. To talk about "sin" clearly and justly, we need to address the confusion of both society and churches around two major issues - sex and violence.

  • February 28, 2010

    The World Council of Churches has asked its member churches to advocate for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Colombia, the full respect of human rights and cessation of the so called "Plan Colombia".