conflict resolution

  • June 30, 2012

    Today (30 June) is Armed Forces Day. The idea was introduced in 2009 to "show support for the men and women of the armed forces".

  • June 26, 2011

    All communities manifest some form of division and it can be difficult to make connections across those divides. Bury St Edmunds, like many towns, shows more than one face to the world.

  • June 24, 2011

    Quakers in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, have chosen to offer an 'Alternative View' exhibition on Armed Forces Day.

  • May 17, 2011

    What should be the relationship between a democratic state and its armed forces? It is easier for politicians to play to popular sentiment about “our boys” than to address the moral and constitutional issues.

  • March 16, 2011

    Monks and nuns from Plum Village peace community in the South of France have brought their experiences of Buddhism's art of awakened living to Oxford.

  • June 22, 2010

    David Cameron’s desire to wrap himself in the flag, and to beat a war drum for military force as the “front and centre of our national life”, fails to engage key policy issues on the Afghan conflict and to acknowledge research findings about the public’s desire for more realistic ways of remembering the victims of war, says the Christian political thinktank Ekklesia.

  • May 13, 2009

    A Church of Scotland body claims that Scottish public life would benefit if congregational conflict could be overcome, and admits that churches need to become part of the solution rather than the problem when it comes to angry disputes.

  • November 27, 2007

    A delegation of religious leaders mainly from the Horn of Africa, who have visited strife-torn Somalia, have stressed that a solution to the crisis there lies within the country and not outside. The Pope has also called for peace.

  • November 19, 2007

    What are our societal conflicts in London and the UK and what needs to be reconciled? Is faith a factor in these conflicts and in what ways can it help us work with them constructively?

  • October 24, 2007

    Former PM Tony Blair is meeting religious leaders confidentially to establish plans for an international inter-faith foundation to promote greater cooperation between the faiths and to work against extremism practiced in the name of religion.