The Church and Peace network is warning against extending a financial and political instrument at the disposal of the European Union that could strengthen the military capacity of non-EU countries, a move the network sees as a major shift.
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.
Christian Aid has welcomed the commitments that were made last week by the UK, Germany, France and others to increase humanitarian support for Syrians and the region. However the charity added that real relief will only happen when the bombs stop.