unarmed forces

  • 26 Jun 2011

    All communities manifest some form of division and it can be difficult to make connections across those divides. Bury St Edmunds, like many towns, shows more than one face to the world.

  • 25 Jun 2011

    Edinburgh will be awash with military symbolism and celebration today (25 June 2011), as the city hosts the national event for Armed Forces Day - which David Cameron last year said should be “an explosion of red white and blue all over the country.” That thought may cause SNP First Minister Alex Salmond at least a moment's hiccup as he stands next to the PM on the podium!

  • 24 Jun 2010

    The Prime Minister is using Armed Forces Day to avoid difficult questions about war and security, according to leading peacemaking Christian NGO the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

  • 11 Feb 2010

    The Royal Navy’s most senior chaplain has triggered controversy by appearing to ask clergy not to criticise the war in Afghanistan or government military policy. He said that critical comments from the pulpit could damage morale.

  • 20 Jul 2009

    Following the announcement by the Church of England of a new bishop to the armed forces, the think-tank Ekklesia is suggesting that it is time there was also a bishop to the 'unarmed forces'.