Tag Archives: peace

War and peace

War, at least the sort of war that is declared between nations, that involves armies and mass mobilisation hasn’t happened for some time and in the absence of such threats it would be easy to think that somehow we have got past war. That would

Why you should care about Burundi

Sixteen years ago I was desperate to work overseas amongst some of the world’s poorest people. So after one interview where I exaggerated my ability to speak French (almost none, to be honest) I found myself being posted to Burundi. As I had no real

The end of war?

How peaceful does the world feel right now? My guess is most of you would answer, ‘not very’ and with good reason. Russia has invaded and annexed a part of another country for the second time in 6 years and tensions are at their highest

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Should the UK have nuclear weapons?

Yes   2 (15%)   No   11 (84%)   Don’t know   0 (0%) Votes so far: 13 Well that’s fairly conclusive – readers of this blog are against nuclear weapons by a massive majority. That’s kind of comforting. Anyone a member of CND?

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Book Review: Jesus for President

Jesus for President is Shane Claiborne’s second book after The Irresistible Revolution. This first book has given Shane a fast track to prominence and he’s found a considerable following here in the UK with his regular trips to Greenbelt amongst others. I think Brits like

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Book Review: Freedom of Simplicity

Freedom of Simplicity is a classic and a must read for everyone interested in seeking out the simple life in the 21st century. Few people will have written so thoughtfully and drawn so deeply from the wells of Christian experience than Foster. He focuses as

Peace at any price?

It has always seemed to me to be faulty logic to secure peace by investing in weapons. So the news that the British parliament has voted to spend huge sums of money on a weapon system no one wants to use, against enemies we don’t