conflict

  • 15 Apr 2012

    It gets harder by the day to hear the still small voice. There is a stridency in our culture which makes dialogue, the resolution of conflict or even simple understanding increasingly difficult.

  • 26 Apr 2011

    Pope Benedict has called for an end to violence in Libya and the Ivory Coast and has prayed for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

  • 20 Mar 2011

    Eighty years ago, the conflict in Libya would have been glossed over as a “quarrel in a far away country between people of whom we know nothing”. In an age of 24 hour news and of media conscious politicians, we are saturated with images, comment and spin. It is essential to be vigilant about the relationship between the authorised version, what its presentation really tells us and – not least – our own responses to it.

  • 15 Nov 2010

    Last week, an elderly man attributed several unpleasing characteristics to me because I was wearing a white poppy. My efforts to engage with him and to explain my reasons came to nothing because he was too angry and upset to listen.

  • 25 Aug 2009

    Caritas Internationalis says its ability to support vulnerable people in conflict zones has been severely restricted by the actions of governments over the last 18 months.

  • 28 Mar 2009

    Anglican Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has called on leaders of the G20 nations gathering in London for their conference next week to increase their commitment to conflict prevention.

  • 5 Sep 2008

    A pastoral delegation sent by the World Council of Churches to Georgia and Russia in the wake of the bitter conflict there has not been able to get safe passage to visit South Ossetia from the Georgian side of the ceasefire line.

  • 3 Sep 2008

    A conference in Bern this month will discuss the often thorny concept of the "Promised Land" and related theological issues with a view to helping more churches become advocates for a just peace in the Middle East.

  • 2 Sep 2008

    Christian and Muslim groups are urging a peaceful resolution following attacks allegedly by groups linked to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mindanao in the Philippines, and retaliation by government troops.

  • 2 Sep 2008

    Patriarch Ilia of Georgia and Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Aleksei II are doing all they can to ensure that the conflict between their nations does not become "a people's war, a holy war", echoing earlier nationalistic fervour.