arms trade

  • February 3, 2014

    Today (3 February 2014) five Christian peace activists go on trial at Stratford Magistrates’ Court in East London. They are charged with aggravated trespass. One of the five is Symon Hill, a writer, researcher and activist who is also an Ekklesia associate, assisting us with several areas of work. He was formerly a directorial colleague for a period.

  • February 1, 2014

    EU countries licensed arms exports in 2012 valued at €39.9 billion, including a record €9.7 billion in sales to the Middle East – an increase of 22 per cent.

  • February 1, 2014

    The URC has become the first denomination to express support for Christians about to go on trial in London for protesting against the arms trade.

  • January 31, 2014

    US Christian leader Tony Campolo has given his backing to five Christians who are on trial for blocking an entrance to the London arms fair.

  • January 29, 2014

    Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, says the trial of five Christian protesters in London should trigger public debate about the arms trade.

  • January 28, 2014

    There are many things I have done in my life of which I am ashamed. I am guilty of failing to love my neighbour on numerous occasions. There are many sins for which I seek forgiveness from God and others.

  • January 23, 2014

    The trial of Christian activists who caused a huge blockage of arms dealers trying to enter the DSEi military equipment show in London in September 2013 will take place on the 3 and 4 February 2014 at Stratford Magistrates Court.

  • November 12, 2013

    The UK government’s cuts to spending on public services are for ideological reasons, not just because of the deficit. In a speech at the lord mayor’s banquet in the Guildhall, Prime Minister David Cameron announced his intention to build “a leaner, more efficient state. We need to do more with less. Not just now, but permanently.”

  • October 3, 2013

    Last week, I appeared in court – alongside Chris Wood, Dan Woodhouse, Chloe Skinner and James Clayton – charged under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act. We had knelt in prayer in one of the entrances to the London arms fair on 10th September.

  • September 24, 2013

    Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is among the supporters of five Christians facing trial for disrupting an arms fair.