white poppies

  • November 1, 2014

    Red, white, purple or any combination thereof. The hue of the poppy we wear should be the choice of an informed conscience. To be coerced into a symbol, for whatever reason and by whatever means, immediately invalidates its significance.

  • November 1, 2013

    'Dangerous Women' is the title of a conference taking place this weekend on the brave women who campaigned against the First World War, and for gender and social justice.

  • October 31, 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.

  • November 11, 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.

  • November 11, 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.

  • November 12, 2011

    When politicians rush to claim that something is 'non-political' (as has been happening around Remembrance Day over the past week or so), you know that some healthy suspicion and careful examination is due.

  • November 10, 2011

    Young Methodists are holding two services of Remembrance on Twitter on Sunday, raising awareness of groups working for peace and supporting war veterans and victims.

  • November 15, 2010

    An anti-war group in Ottawa, Canada, has shrugged off abuse and criticism after laying two White Poppy wreaths at the National War Memorial.

  • November 9, 2010

    The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) has urged people in Britain to honour the dead on Remembrance Day by renouncing warfare.

  • November 8, 2009

    The deaths of those who fought against Britain should be marked alongside the British dead on Remembrance Sunday, according to 87% of the population, says a remarkable new opinion survey.