war and peace

  • 3 Oct 2014

    This is the provocative title of a conversation and debate between Tom Yoder Neufeld, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies (New Testament) at Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo and Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Oxford University.

  • 22 Feb 2014

    Churches in South Sudan say “we are tired of war”, stressing the urgency to “work for peace and rebuild what has been destroyed”.

  • 3 Jan 2014

    Peace activist, writer and Ekklesia associate Symon Hill has established a petition at Change.org calling on the Royal Mint: to replace the the Kitchener £2 coin with one that truly commemorates the millions who died in the First World War.

  • 4 Nov 2013

    This year marks the 60th anniversary of the division between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea).

  • 8 Sep 2013

    Tens of thousands have responded to Pope Francis' call for a day of fasting and prayer for peace and justice in crisis-torn Syria.

  • 1 Sep 2013

    As well as the expected vain pontificating and sabre-rattling, there has been a good deal of wise commentary on Syria, intervention and change in the past week or so -- seeking to get to grips with the hard politics of the situation, while not losing sight of the fact that it is suffering humanity (all of it, not just 'our' portion of it) that should always be the litmus test of effective action.

  • 1 Sep 2013

    The decision of the UK parliament to refuse approval for a military strike on Syria has influenced President Obama to put his own plans before Congress.

  • 1 Sep 2013

    As President Obama proposes a military strike on Syria, the main ecumenical body for churches in the USA urges restraint and political alternatives.

  • 31 Aug 2013

    The videos and photos showing children suffering and dying in what appears to be a poison gas attack in a Damascus suburb shock the conscience and may serve as just cause for taking military action says Tobias L. Winright. However, when invoking the 'just war' tradition, as some have, directly and indirectly, other criteria must also be met for an intervention to be justified. They are not being so met.

  • 29 Aug 2013

    William Harold Coltman was the most highly decorated ‘other ranks’ British soldier in the First World War. In official terms that makes him an extremely brave man. Remarkably, he never fired a shot. As a conscientious objector he opted to become a stretcher bearer and saved countless lives. He never took a life.