terror

  • 11 Jul 2015

    Ekkesia co-director Simon Barrow is one of a range of signatories to a letter in the Independent newspaper (others include leading academics, educationists and human rights advocates) expressing concern about the impact of an enforced PREVENT strategy on open debate, free speech and political dissent across Britain. There will be more to follow on this. The letter appeared on Friday 10th June 2015. It is reproduced in full here:

  • 7 Jan 2015

    The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) joined in international condemnation of the killings of media staff at the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

  • 17 Dec 2014

    The WCC has extended sympathies to those bereaved or wounded in Pershawar, offering prayers for the victims and their families, for their communities.

  • 26 Aug 2014

    To be made to pause and to listen anew can be to experience the subduing of “all our words and works.” It doesn't happen all that often so to have been offered this grace twice in the space of a week demands that I pay attention to blessing.

  • 25 Oct 2013

    Towards the end of last month, on a Sunday of all days too, I woke up to be confronted with deeply distressing images of the ongoing and violent standoff at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi (Kenya) and also of the horrid attack on All Saints’ Church in Peshawar (Pakistan).

  • 24 Sep 2013

    Human rights activists, churches, faith groups and many others have expressed revulsion and dismay at murderous attacks on Pakistani Christians.

  • 26 Sep 2012

    A report published by Stanford University and New York University warns that the CIA’s drone campaign “terrorises" people in North-West Pakistan “twenty-four hours a day.

  • 8 Aug 2012

    US religious groups - Christian, Jewish and Muslim - are condemning killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, described as an act of "domestic terrorism".

  • 6 Aug 2012

    The advocacy group United Sikhs has strongly condemned the horrific shooting of innocent people at a Gurdwara (temple) in Oak Creek, USA.

  • 11 Sep 2011

    Over the past ten years we have witnessed the birth of the neologism '9/11' and the horrid and inaccurate phrase 'global war on terror'. Some of what happened in those ten intervening years is now history, says Harry Hagopian. But much of it continues to resonate across the globe, calling us to a change of outlook and action. Revolutions and popular revolts across the Middle East and North Africa region vindicate the standpoint that real changes should come from within and do not necessarily get imposed militarily upon a whole people anymore.