Category - nonviolent direct action

  • April 15, 2013

    At least forty-seven people, including several Christians, have been arrested while peacefully blocking entrances to the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland.

  • February 26, 2013

    A new campaign will be launched at the Reading Civic centre on 27 February which will target the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Aldermaston and Burghfield.

  • December 13, 2012

    On Friday 21 December 2012, starting at 4.45pm, St John's Church in Edinburgh (at the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road, EH2 4BJ) hosts an Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre event with Ploughshares activist Fr Bill Bichsel and Leonna O’Neill of Faslane Peace Camp. This will be followed by a Christmas Party.

  • September 4, 2012

    Four Christians have gone to the European Court of Human Rights to argue that Christians as a group are being discriminated against in the UK, notes Symon Hill. But it is one thing to argue for free expression, quite another to argue for the right to discriminate against same-sex couples. Meanwhile, other Christians have witnessed to their faith by preparing to go to prison for a protest aganist nuclear weapons - but that case has received far less attention.

  • August 30, 2012

    Christian campaigners have backed direct action against Atos, a company accused of wrongly declaring thousands of disabled people to be fit for work.

  • June 14, 2012

    Two women aged 79 and 82 have this morning successfully prevented traffic from entering the Trident nuclear submarine base in Faslane, Scotland.

  • April 11, 2012

    I was dragged by police from the steps of St Paul's Cathedral as I knelt in prayer during the eviction of Occupy London Stock Exchange. The occupiers had arrived on the cathedral's doorstep after they were prevented from protesting closer to the Stock Exchange. The Occupy movement attracted a surprising degree of public sympathy and Christians, like others, were challenged to choose sides.

  • March 15, 2012

    Nobel Peace Prize nominee Angie Zelter is facing deportation from South Korea following a nonviolent protest against the construction of a new naval base.

  • March 14, 2012

    St Paul’s Cathedral have received a letter from five Christians who were removed by police as they prayed on the cathedral steps during the 'Occupy' eviction.

  • February 22, 2012

    Christians are continuing with plans for a ring of prayer at the eviction of Occupy London Stock Exchange, even if the bailiffs are sent in at night-time