world war 1

  • November 6, 2018

    It ended 100 years ago, and on 11 November, church leaders will remember World War 1, praying and calling for reconciliation, despite a century passing since one of humanity’s most brutal conflicts.

  • November 3, 2018

    The centenary of the armistice that ended World War I is a poignant moment. A national project, INSPIRE, will engage thousands of children in remembrance and in peacebuilding.

  • October 20, 2018

    War School, a provocative film launched this week, is set to challenge the British government's attempt to entice children into support for war.

  • August 22, 2016

    Beekeepers and market gardeners, university lecturers, teachers and men who left school aged twelve, doctors, printers and politicians, were conscientious objectors in World War I. Their courage – and the global plight of COs today – has inspired an art exhibition in London, set in a chamber resembling a WWI field tent made of bandages.

  • August 11, 2016

    The Echo Chamber, a sound and photography exibition marking 100 years of conscientious objection, is to be held at Friends House in London.

  • May 14, 2016

    When Norman Gaudie refused to participate in World War I he acted from the deepest conviction that all life is sacred.He knew it was wrong to take a life and so he refused to fight. Faced with conscription, he was prepared to die for his belief.

  • January 25, 2016

    In the midst of World War I, as conscription came into force, Quakers worked with parliament to ensure men had the right to refuse to kill