nonviolence

  • April 15, 2013

    At least forty-seven people, including several Christians, have been arrested while peacefully blocking entrances to the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland.

  • February 28, 2013

    As fears of violence grow ahead of Kenya’s elections, thousands of people are mobilising for conflict resolution and nonviolent resistance to injustice.

  • February 15, 2013

    Ten years ago today, he joined millions of other people around the world in marching against the planned invasion of Iraq. This week, Symon Hill was effectively banned from his local branch of Costcutter for trying to buy newspapers. It’s been a strange decade, he writes.

  • January 16, 2013

    An international pacifist network based in London have agreed to hand over five years’ worth of unpaid taxes to the UK government – under strong protest.

  • December 28, 2012

    Beware of politicians quoting random Bible verses at Christmas. Earlier this week, on Christmas Eve, David Cameron said:

  • December 13, 2012

    On Friday 21 December 2012, starting at 4.45pm, St John's Church in Edinburgh (at the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road, EH2 4BJ) hosts an Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre event with Ploughshares activist Fr Bill Bichsel and Leonna O’Neill of Faslane Peace Camp. This will be followed by a Christmas Party.

  • December 3, 2012

    Hannah Brock explains how people in the UK have begun an informal network to campaign alongside Israelis and Palestinians who oppose a military college on the Mount of Olives.

  • October 30, 2012

    Every time that I think I can no longer be surprised by the behaviour of church institutions, I am proved wrong. Like many others, I was shocked to learn that a conference for arms dealers will take place in Church House. Thankfully, many Christians are still campaigning against the arms trade, militarism and cuts.

  • September 15, 2012

    The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has expressed great “regret” over the making of a film offensive to Muslims.

  • July 1, 2012

    We can only guess what was going through the minds of Martin McGuiness and Elizabeth Windsor as they shook hands in Belfast last week. Several commentators recognised the symbolism of a painful process of reconciliation. Lessons from Northern Ireland about the futility of violence need to be applied in other parts of the world, and in other areas of life.