John Cooper, Director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (England and Scotland) said in response to the International Court of Justice ruling on Israel and Gaza: ” Today’s preliminary ruling makes clear significant international concern about activities currently being carried out on the population living in Gaza. The detailed request to ensure people can be held accountable […]
Register to join: Meeting Registration – Zoom At 7.30 pm on Friday, 26th January 2024, the 100th global peace prayer meeting will start on Zoom. The gathering, run by a group of Christian Peace organisations, started the first week of the war in Ukraine and has met every week since. Over 250 people receive updates,
A witness to peace in person and around the globe The Fellowship of Reconciliation was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Rev John Johansen-Berg. He was Chair of the Fellowship from 2005-17. In his time he oversaw the move into Peace House in Oxford, helped grow the International Peacemakers Fund and guided the
The #ObjectWar Campaign – an alliance that includes many FoR partners around Europe – has organised a week of actions on behalf of conscientious objectors. Fellow members in Austria and Germany are engaging their Parliaments and FoR in Switzerland is holding a converastion. Central to the campaign is a demand that the right to conscientious
Violence has restarted in Israel and Gaza. The world watches with pained, baited breath as the Israeli rhetoric increases and people in Gaza are being asked to leave their home. We hear the pain of people massacred at the Pop Festival and all those whose family members have been taken hostage following the Hamas attack.
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Recruiting: GCOMS UK Co-ordinator GCOMS UK is seeking a paid Co-ordinator (freelance) to bring together its various activities. Hours: 13 hours/week Remuneration: £25/hr Duration: 3 years (already part-funded). Location: Working remotely GCOMS is an international campaigning organisation that works to challenge the priority given by governments to military spending
Image by Anja from Pixabay 22nd June 2023 is Windrush Day. This moment is being marked by a major ecumenical service which acts as a moment to remember the (ongoing) struggle of the Windrush generation and celebrate their successes and the way they have revitalised this country. Find details of the service at Churches Together
FoR Member and Peacelinks Editor Dave Pybus writes about this years event – which you can watch via www.co-day.org Every year, 15th May is International Conscientious Objectors’ Day and FOR is one of the 13 peace organisations that supports celebrations in the UK. In 2023, there were commemorative events in Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Woking, Sheffield, Manchester, Brighton, Edinburgh and London. The latter
This weekend the United Reformed Church celebrates the 50th Anniversary since its formation, with a special service of celebration which will be held in Central Hall, Westminster. The service was due to take place last Autumn but was postponed. The United Reformed Church commitment to peace is vitally important to me on many different levels.
Representatives of nine Christian groups working on peace issues have written to the Foreign Secretary ahead of the second anniversary of the entry into legal force of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The letter stressed the importance of making meaningful progress towards global nuclear disarmament and urged the UK to co-operate