• 21 Sep 2013

    This year, 2013, the International Day of Peace is on Saturday 21 September.

  • 28 Aug 2013

    As Parliament is recalled to debate the unfolding crisis in Syria, Quakers in Britain have issued a statement urging those tempted to respond militarily to think again.

  • 25 Aug 2013

    The World Council of Churches is calling on its member churches to observe the International Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September.

  • 25 Aug 2013

    Peace. It's a great idea. But what does it mean in practice, and how do you actually do it, on the the ground, in day-to-fay realistic situations?

  • 20 Aug 2013

    In a substantial address given at the launch of Just Festival 2013, Bishop John Armes explores the relationship between peace and justice, the struggle against poverty and exclusion, key themes in the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, and the challenge of particular global situations like the one in Zimbabwe. Dr Armes is also chairing a conversation on 'A Good Society' on Tuesday 20 August.

  • 2 Jun 2013

    “I'll get you a nice cup of tea.” There can be few people in these islands – particularly in England – who have not heard these words at a time of distress. In shock or bereavement many of us will have smiled through our tears at being gently offered the national sacrament of solidarity.

  • 27 Jan 2013

    "Denying historical facts, especially on such an important subject as the Holocaust, is just not acceptable. Nor is it acceptable to call for the elimination of any State or people. I would like to see this fundamental principle respected both in rhetoric and in practice by all the members of the international community," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon back in 2005.

  • 23 Jan 2013

    At an inter-religious service organized by the Vatican, a church leader has advocated “expressions for peace and the mutual respect for the dignity of the other”.

  • 10 Nov 2012

    One important alternative focus for Remembrance in November and at other times has been the Pacifist Memorial at the site of the Peace Abbey in Sherborn, Massachusetts, USA.

  • 24 Oct 2012

    The World Council of Churches is a global organisation whose skills and experiences can create value for the UN, says WCC General Secretary.