Category - nonviolent direct action

  • 4 Sep 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.

  • 30 Aug 2012

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

  • 14 Jun 2012

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

  • 11 Apr 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.

  • 15 Mar 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.

  • 14 Mar 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.

  • 22 Feb 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

  • 31 Jan 2012

    The Student Christian Movement are inviting students to join the debate about education cuts and tuition fees at their annual conference next month.

  • 25 Jan 2012

    A Scottish Christian has told a court that she will go to jail rather than accept that she has done anything wrong in taking direct action against nuclear weapons.

  • 19 Jan 2012

    Over 250 people have already pledged to join a circle of prayer around the Occupy camp near St Paul's Cathedral if it faces forced removal by bailiffs or police.