Category - nonviolent direct action

  • August 21, 2013

    Christians campaigning against fracking have spoken out following their arrest at protests in Balcombe, Sussex.

  • August 7, 2013

    One of the world's largest arms fairs will be held in London in September. Christians will join a day of prayer and protest on 8th September, recognising that silence in the face of evil is itself evil. However much or little time we have, and wherever we live, we can do something to speak out, says Ekklesia associate Symon Hill.

  • May 8, 2013

    I’ve just returned from the annual general meeting of BAE Systems, one of the world’s largest arms companies. I was forcibly carried out of the building after challenging the board on BAE’s arms sales to the brutal regimes of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

  • May 8, 2013

    Arms giant BAE Systems has been shamed by questions about arms sales to oppressive regimes at its AGM, despite moving the venue away from London.

  • 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.