Category - World War One

  • March 17, 2015

    Last year saw a flood of new books on World War 1. When I saw a new one in a bookshop or library, I would pick it up and look up how much space it gave to the issue of opposition to the war.

  • March 2, 2015

    Ninety-nine years ago today (2 March 1916), every unmarried man aged between 18 and 41 in England, Scotland and Wales was “deemed to have enlisted” in the armed forces.

  • November 13, 2014

    Andrew Murrison MP is the government’s special representative on the World War One Centenary Commission. At Exeter University tomorrow (14 November), he will propose the motion “This house believes that World War One was a great British victory.” I have been asked to oppose the motion.

  • August 4, 2014

    Last week, the Prime Minister and First Lord of the Treasury did something which should cause us concern, wherever our political allegiances may lie. I give David Cameron his full title in order to place firmly in the frame the constitutional duties and responsibilities of the head of government in a democratic state.

  • August 2, 2014

    Record numbers of Quakers are heading to Bath for Yearly Meeting Gathering (YMG) 2014, from 2 – 9 August.

  • April 17, 2014

    Two friends of Ekklesia will be appearing on BBC Radio Scotland at 8.05am on Easter Sunday morning (20 April 2014), in a programme intriguingly entitled 'Bayonets and Green Blades'.

  • April 17, 2014

    Geoffrey Durham and Ruth Cadbury are to launch a four-year Quaker project telling the suppressed stories of World War I.

  • April 17, 2014

    A four-year Quaker project to tell the suppressed stories of World War I will be launched on 15 May at 10.30am in Friends House, NW1 2BJ (opposite Euston Station).

  • January 26, 2014

    The more I read about the history of World War One, the more I understand how we repeat our mistakes. Nearly every war is justified with claims that the situation is unique. Every time, the arguments made in favour of war are depressingly familiar.

  • January 3, 2014

    Peace activist, writer and Ekklesia associate Symon Hill has established a petition at calling on the Royal Mint: to replace the the Kitchener £2 coin with one that truly commemorates the millions who died in the First World War.