security

  • September 5, 2017

    Quakers are travelling from across Britain to support a week of nonviolent, prayerful action at the Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair in East London from 5-11 September 2017. There will be meetings for worship and silent, candle-lit vigils, in solidarity with victims of the arms trade.

  • July 11, 2017

    In the wake of official announcement of Mosul’s liberation from the so-called ‘Islamic State’ group, World Council of Churches General Secretary, the  Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has called for a commitment to restoring the social and religious diversity of the city and region.

  • June 6, 2017

    After the London Bridge attack, Theresa May said, “there is to be frank, far too much tolerance of extremism in our country.

  • April 19, 2017

    Briefing the Security Council, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday emphasised the importance of unity in the 15-member body to effectively address human rights violations as well as to prevent mass atrocities.

  • December 2, 2016

    More than 200 civil society groups from around the world have urged the UN General Assembly to take action regarding the war in Syria.

  • September 22, 2016

    The Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) will hold a conference in Darlington on 24 September 2016.  Entitled Changing the narrative for peace - critical role of the media, the conference will explore themes of changing the narrative round peace, security and conflict, using both existing and new media.

  • April 8, 2016

    Global security has been a key concern of the ecumenical movement for more than a century, and was in many ways integral to the very formation of the World Council of Churches. This was at the heart of a lecture given by the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in a contribution to York Minster’s lecture series Global Security and the United Nations: 70 years on.

  • March 17, 2016

    George Osborne may be a poor economist, but he is, beyond doubt, a skilful political operator.

  • March 9, 2016

    This week, between March 8-10 the UK will be hosting Security & Policing 2016, an arms fair with a particular focus on surveillance equipment and weapons that can be used for internal repression.

  • March 2, 2016

    The Government published its Investigatory Powers Bill yesterday – just three weeks after three parliamentary committees recommended more than 120 major changes to the draft legislation.