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Action is all

Ciaron O'Reilly, London

ImageAt the Catholic Worker we have a theory.

Christian pacifism

Jehovian Wormleighton, Northampton

ImageWe live in a world of epidemic violence.

Quaker Tapestry

The idea began at the Friends Meeting House in Taunton in 1981. 11-year-old Jonathan Stocks felt the room where they held the children’s meeting needed cheering up.

Weapons of the Spirit

From the first, the Quakers have taken a clear stand for peace and against military action.

Activism and ... Being a Muslim

We have the EDL [right-wing English Defence League] coming to a nearby town this weekend and I’m really torn about going to the counter-demonstration because we came very unstuck campaigning agains

Communal reflection

In February, “Unite for Peace”, a group of (mainly) Christian peace activists affiliated with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, gathered in Derbyshire for our twice-yearly meeting.

Poppy burning

On 7 March, Emdadur Choudhury, a member of “Muslims Against Crusades” (MAC), was fined £50 after being convicted of committing public disorder during the two-minute silence last Remembrance Day.

Wash out

150 students at a Catholic school in Colchester, Essex, walked out of lessons in protest after two girls were reprimanded for walking into a lesson hand-in-hand.

Symon Hill, 'The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion'

New Internationalist, 2010; ISBN: 978-1-906-523-29-9; 133pp; £7.99


Campaign Profile: Fig Tree

Fig Tree is a new initiative to engage the Christian community in Britain on peace and security issues.