Afghanistan

  • January 20, 2010

    A Roman Catholic archbishop in Germany has given support to the country's senior Protestant bishop, Margot Kässmann, in her criticism of Germany's military strategy in Afghanistan, following a controversial New Year 2010 sermon.

  • January 19, 2010

    For British politics, the defining moment of the last decade was on 15 February 2003, when over a million people marched through London to oppose the invasion of Iraq. But the war went ahead despite public opposition. This striking image illustrates two key aspects of the last decade – a government pursuing a thoroughly militaristic agenda, and a public resistant to going along with it.

  • December 31, 2009

    As the United States debates health care reform, peace campaigners have pointed out that the cost of sending one US soldier to Afghanistan is equivalent to the cost of health insurance for 690 children for a year.

  • December 3, 2009

    The head of the United Church of Christ in the USA has released a statement critical of President Barack Obama’s decision to dramatically escalate troop levels in Afghanistan.

  • December 3, 2009

    An evangelical leader in the US has said that Barack Obama’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan is “a mistake” and “the wrong direction for US foreign policy.

  • December 2, 2009

    Peace activists in Boston, Washington DC and other parts of the United States have been mounting protests against President Obama's expansion of the war in Afghanistan.

  • November 20, 2009

    Six members of the nonviolent campaigning group Trident Ploughshares have been arrested after blocking the entrance to a meeting of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly at Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

  • November 20, 2009

    Over a dozen church leaders in the United States are urging a new strategy for Afghanistan on President Barack Obama, based on a "a humanitarian and development surge" rather than military might.

  • November 20, 2009

    America can either tolerate constant and crippling conflict, or recognise that the yearning for peace is universal, and strengthen its resolve to end conflicts around the world, say US Christian leaders, echoing President Obama's words back to him. They are calling for a new approach to Afghanistan based on "a humanitarian and development surge".

  • November 12, 2009

    Joe Glenton, a British soldier who refused to return to Afghanistan after developing a principled opposition to the war, has been re-arrested and charged with five more offences following his part in an anti-war demonstration.