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A Catholic priest has been sentenced to 28 days in prison for non-payment of fines for numerous nonviolent peace protests against war.
In Britain we now have Armed Forces Day, but no specific day to mark or encourage peaceful conflict resolution or transformation.
Marking the International Day of Nonviolence, the UN Secretary-General has called on people to turn their backs on violence and stand up for peace and justice.
A film that illustrates peaceful alternatives to the destructive cycle of violence in Syria is being given a special screening in Edinburgh tonight.
All the news coming out of Syria at present seems negative, and bound up with remorseless cycles of violence and the huge refugee and internal displacement crisis, which is impacting millions of people.
Peace, a simple five letter word – if only that were all. What I want to say may appear to be asking more questions than it answers, but then I am seeking just as you are.
Today (30 June) is Armed Forces Day. The idea was introduced in 2009 to "show support for the men and women of the armed forces".
Christians are pushing ahead with plans for a ring of prayer at the eviction of Occupy London Stock Exchange, even if the bailiffs are sent in at night-time.
Quakers are marking the 350th anniversary of the first written declaration of Quaker commitment to peace.
The Colombian security forces, paramilitaries and guerrilla groups are punishing those who refuse to be part of the conflict across Colombia, says human rights group Amnesty International.