military action

  • December 3, 2015

    The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church in Britain and the United Reformed Church have released a joint statement on military action in Syria

  • December 1, 2015

    Tomorrow Parliament will vote on military action in Syria. Quakers in Britain oppose this, consistent with their belief that killing is wrong.

  • November 24, 2015

    As Parliament prepares to debate next steps in Syria, Quakers in Britain have issued a statement.

  • November 17, 2015

    We have been here before. November 13 2015; September 11 2001. Thither the echoes come.

  • October 13, 2015

    In an official statement issued on 12 October, the World Council of Churches has expressed grave concern over the dramatic escalation of the conflict in Syria.

  • December 29, 2014

    The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned a series of airstrikes and an upsurge in fighting across the country.

  • September 30, 2014

    'Timor mortis conturbat me' – the fear of death disturbs me. These words, from the liturgy of the Roman Catholic church, first became a literary device in medieval times, bracketing human follies and fears within the ambit of our common mortality.

  • September 25, 2014

    The UK government is seeking parliament’s approval to join the USA in carrying out air strikes on Iraq. The aim is to weaken Isis forces, responsible for various atrocities. But the attack may strengthen them instead.

  • March 17, 2014

    There is plenty to be disturbed about over Russia's internal policies of repression, its external policies of forced intervention and control, and a political and economic system shaped by the gangster capitalism which Western advisers went in to enthusiastically benefit from after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

  • September 11, 2013

    “The English the English the English are best, I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest”. It seems that the spirit of Flanders and Swann's 'Song of Patriotic Prejudice' took possession of David Cameron during the G20 meeting in St Petersburg last week. It is a pity he was not capable of sharing its tongue-in-cheek take on national braggadocio.