• August 16, 2013

    In recent years, practitioners engaged in the fields of mediation, conflict resolution and peacebuilding have begun to explore the role arts can play in helping communities to move from protracted conflict to just and sustainable peace. Theodora Hawksley reports on a significant research project in the area revolving around the potential and actual role of religion.

  • October 20, 2012

    'Peace Building, Peace Keeping and Conflict Resolution: The Civil Society Contribution' is the overall theme for an international symposium to launch the Edinburgh Peace Initiative.

  • March 1, 2012

    As previously reported on Ekklesia, Professor Jolyon Mitchell from Edinburgh University delivered his inaugural lecture entitled 'How can weapons be turned into art? How can swords be transformed into ploughshares?' back in September last year. It is now available to view here on YouTube, and very well worth watching.

  • September 20, 2011

    Though their leaders may be at political odds with each other, a group of Israeli and Palestinian students learned that they can communicate through art.

  • September 16, 2011

    Professor Jolyon Mitchell focused on the biblical and practical theme of 'swords into ploughshares' for his inaugural lecture in taking up a new personal chair at the University of Edinburgh on 15 September 2011.

  • May 17, 2011

    As independence for South Sudan approaches on 9 July, churches are coordinating efforts to bring lasting peace to a region exhausted by civil war.

  • April 12, 2011

    A new report has been published looking at the use of Information and Communications Technologies for peacebuilding (ICT4Peace), with a Preface by Kofi A. Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

  • July 20, 2009

    Following the announcement by the Church of England of a new bishop to the armed forces, the think-tank Ekklesia is suggesting that it is time there was also a bishop to the 'unarmed forces'.

  • July 24, 2008

    The concrete wall behind the altar of the Christian Church of Central Sulawesi in Palu, Indonesia, is testimony to the depth of conflict there writes Maurice Malanes. But now peace is being given a chance.

  • January 11, 2008

    A major international conference on Catholic peacemaking is to take place later this year, bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and peacebuilding practitioners from countries around the world that have been torn by conflict, it was announced yesterday.