conflict

  • November 28, 2012

    Religious leaders have warned of mass suffering in Sudan’s so-called ‘Two Areas’, as bombardment intensifies and civilians become targets.

  • November 4, 2012

    Describing another personal Armenian-Turkish encounter, Dr Harry Hagopian feels that "it is important for us Armenians nearing the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in 2015 to start distinguishing ordinary Turkish men and women from Turkish officialdom or many of its politicised institutions let alone from Turkey and Azerbaijan."

  • October 6, 2012

    A national ‘Faith in Conflict’ conference due to be held in Coventry next year will seek to improve the way churches deal with internal conflict.

  • August 23, 2012

    When we see all conflict as automatically and only ‘bad’ do we miss the opportunity for change arising from facing the other?

  • August 8, 2012

    Both sides fighting in Aleppo may be held criminally accountable for their failures to protect the civilian population, says Amnesty International

  • April 19, 2012

    Two international church bodies have called for an immediate ceasefire in the renewed fighting between Sudan and South Sudan.

  • April 15, 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.

  • April 26, 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.

  • March 20, 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.

  • November 15, 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.