remembrance

  • 31 Oct 2013

    Changing times may be best served by less rigidity about symbols, says Jill Segger. As the centenary of World War I approaches, she suggests that the white poppy opens up a space in which remembrance can go hand in hand with repentance for the failure that is war.

  • 5 May 2013

    War memorials and Quakers do not always get on. The kind of memorialising which is strong on military ceremony and pride does not sit well with us and we tend to avoid it. But we hold it important to remember all people killed in war, civilians as well as combatants. “This is the use of memory – for liberation” TS Eliot wrote in Little Gidding. And if we are to be liberated from bitterness, hatred and the propensity to pass conflict down the generations, we must remember well.

  • 20 Nov 2012

    Campaigners and unions are marking Trans Day of Remembrance - an annual event that remembers transgender people murdered because of their identity.

  • 11 Nov 2012

    “All war represents a failure of diplomacy.” Tony Benn's words are no less true for being so widely and frequently repeated. That the failure brings immeasurable suffering which cascades down through the generations, is beyond dispute.

  • 11 Nov 2012

    As ceremonies of Remembrance take place across Britain, a number of public figures have expressed commitment to working for peace in a world of conflict.

  • 11 Nov 2012

    Our thanks to Karl Dallas for pointing us towards the excellent Liberation Radio Remembrance Day Service, and BCB broadcast of Benjamin Britten's moving and thoughtful War Requiem.

  • 10 Nov 2012

    A US Army veteran of the Iraqi War will lead a student-initiated remembrance at the pacifist Eastern Mennonite University on 12 November 2012.

  • 29 Jun 2012

    A memorial to Bomber Command has been described as a "monument of shame" by a group that campaigned against the bombing of German civilians in World War Two.

  • 23 Feb 2012

    In November 2010 Marie Colvin spoke at a service in St Bride’s church London, held to honour the 49 journalists, photographers and support staff killed in war zones since the turn of the century. She spoke about the risks she and her colleagues take to bring us the truth about what is happening to innocent victims of conflict around the world.

  • 12 Nov 2011

    The red poppy has been compromised by political expediency and popular sentiment, suggests Jill Segger. Can we step past the current construct and rediscover the enduring meaning of remembrance and its potential to remodel our future?