arms trade

  • 8 Jul 2014

    A conference sponsored by arms companies will take place at Church House this morning, as Christian opponents of the arms trade pray and protest outside.

  • 8 Jul 2014

    The Church House Conference Centre, located in the Church of England's administrative headquarters near Westminster Abbey, is again to host a conference sponsored by arms dealers.

  • 25 Jun 2014

    This week, I've seen two movements that I love become sullied by complicity with the arms trade.

    First, Church House (a leading Christian conference centre) hosted a gathering of arms dealers and generals. Now, London LGBT Pride are about to allow a section of this week's march to be used to publicise a company that is complicit in homophobia– and other human rights abuses – around the world.

  • 23 Jun 2014

    Where will a group of generals and arms dealers gather tomorrow (24 June) to discuss the future of land warfare? A military camp? The Ministry of Defence? An underground bunker? No, it's the headquarters of the Church of England.

  • 6 Jun 2014

    Support is growing within Labour for the idea that the party should oppose the renewal of Trident. The decision is due in 2016. Polls consistently show a majority of British voters opposed to Trident. Religious groups, including fairly middle-of-the-road churches, are speaking out against it. Protests at nuclear bases are increasing. Will Ed Miliband have the courage to listen to the majority of the public rather than senior Labour figures who are stuck in the 1980s?

  • 22 May 2014

    This evening, I’ll be speaking about the arms trade on the edge of Farnborough – the home town of the multinational arms company BAE Systems.

  • 7 May 2014

    The chairman of one of the world's largest arms companies has said that he expects the Arms Trade Treaty to make no difference to his firm's business.

  • 14 Apr 2014

    New figures reveal the UK has the world's sixth highest military budget, despite the government's emphasis on cutting public spending to reduce the deficit.

  • 6 Apr 2014

    The WCC has welcomed ratification of the world’s first Arms Trade Treaty, a year after it was adopted by the UN General Assembly, but wants more action.

  • 2 Apr 2014

    The President of the Methodist Conference, the Rev Ruth Gee, says the Arms Trade Treaty is a "legal milestone that should help to protect those who are abused and oppressed".