• March 17, 2018

    Religious leaders from war torn South Sudan say their hopes for peace have been restored thanks to the Church of Scotland. Eleven ministers from the troubled African country are currently attending conflict resolution workshops in Scotland which are co-ordinated by the Kirk.

  • February 22, 2018

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd has been urged to overturn a “ludicrous” decision to ban two influential South Sudanese church ministers from the UK.

  • December 14, 2017

    Amid continuing tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Christians in Seoul are hoping the fragile light of candles will illumine a path to peace. Along with Christian groups around the world, they are holding candlelight vigils for peace during the season of Advent.

  • November 12, 2017

    The white poppy represents the hope of peace. Many wearers of the white poppy believe that remembrance, opposition to war, and work for peace can go hand in hand.

  • June 26, 2017

    It seems that just as 'poppy facism' is beginning to lose its sway over our consciences and behaviours, Armed Forces Day may be being groomed to take its place.

  • June 21, 2017

    In the light of recent tragedies, Paul Parker, the Recording Clerk of Quakers in Britain, has issued a statement condemning all acts of violence

  • February 17, 2017

    Extremism, bloodshed and displacement continue to plague the Middle East, a senior United Nations envoy told the Security Council yesterday, warning that these phenomena are feeding intolerance, violence, and religious radicalism far beyond the region.

  • January 11, 2017

    Delivering his first formal briefing to the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres underlined the need for new, strengthened efforts to build and sustain peace ranging from prevention, conflict resolution and peacekeeping to peacebuilding and sustainable development.

  • October 5, 2016

    The World Council of Churches co-organised a discussion in Geneva on 28 September entitled Rebuilding from below: The role of local civil society in South Sudan.

  • September 30, 2016

    The Grand Imam of Cairo’s prestigious Al-Azhar mosque and university, Prof. Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb, is to visit the World Council of Churches to give a public lecture and participate in high-level dialogue on interreligious peacemaking.