nonviolent direct action

  • February 7, 2011

    The theologian Kenneth Leech has urged Christians to unite prayer and activism. He was speaking at the annual conference of the Student Christian Movement.

  • February 3, 2011

    Christian students from across Britain are gathering for the Student Christian Movement conference - the first since last year's surge in student activism.

  • February 3, 2011

    Sylvia Boyes, 67, has begun a fourteen-day prison sentence following her nonviolent action against the Trident nuclear weapons system.

  • January 27, 2011

    When it comes to militarism, the arms trade and violence, the lie that is ‘this is just the way things are and always will be’, the pretence that there is no alternative, needs to be exposed, says Chris Cole. He is currently in prison for his nonviolent direct action.

  • January 19, 2011

    Following the surge in student activism last year, the Student Christian Movement say they are expecting a record turnout at their annual conference.

  • January 19, 2011

    Christian activist Chris Cole has been sent to prison for 30 days following a nonviolent protest against the arms trade.

  • January 2, 2011

    Students in Canterbury have urged Archbishop Rowan Williams to back their peaceful protest as university authorities seek to break up a nonviolent sit-in.

  • December 13, 2010

    Faced with Parliament's vote in favour of the tuition fee hike, it is vital that those of us who are campaigning against it avoid the twin temptations of giving up or resorting to violence. The Guardian today (13 December) published a letter from Ekklesia and the Student Christian Movement suggesting that active nonviolence is the best way forward.

  • December 8, 2010

    Since leaving full-time education, I have worked with the student movement in several ways – through backing campaigns, through being employed by a students' union, through giving freelance media training to groups such as People & Planet and the Student Christian Movement.

    And I have never felt more proud to be associated with the student movement than I do this week.

  • November 20, 2010

    Activists have demanded swift action on climate change by holding a vigil on the hundredth anniversary of an attempt by suffragettes to storm Parliament.