Christians arrested at arms fair protest

Yesterday morning (5th September) members of Christian peace groups, Put Down the Sword and the London Catholic Worker, were arrested after successfully blocking the service road leading to the Excel Centre, using arm tubes. Stopping the arms fair on a Tuesday morning!!!! pic.twitter.com/3U2EpdgF59 — Put Down The Sword (@PutDownTheSword) September 5, 2017 The activists intention … Continue reading Christians arrested at arms fair protest

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Activists enter US military base in Germany to challenge nuclear weapons deployment

Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany An international group of five peace activists got far inside the Büchel Air Base in Büchel, Germany, after nightfall on Monday, 17 July 2017. For the first time in a 21-year long series of protests against the deployment of US B61 thermonuclear bombs there, the activists climbed on top of one large bunker used for … Continue reading Activists enter US military base in Germany to challenge nuclear weapons deployment

Message of Support from Dorothy Day’s granddaughter

Martha Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day sent us this message of support: FAITH-BASED NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION I write in support of the Nonviolent Direct Action Network being launched this month in the UK. As disciples of Christ in His two thousand year old movement, we strain to hear the voice of God guiding us, giving … Continue reading Message of Support from Dorothy Day’s granddaughter

Message of support from Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen, best known for his role in Apocalypse Now, sent a message of support for new Faith and Resistance Network: Dear friends, When we accept the cup as offered, not altered, we join a powerful world-wide community who share a common vision of hope and a deep thirst for that mysterious nourishment called grace, which … Continue reading Message of support from Martin Sheen

Bishop sends message of support to Christian activists, willing to risk arrest

Over fifty Christians, who have pledged to take nonviolent direct action for the sake of justice and peace, have gained the support of Thomas McMahon, Bishop Emeritus of Brentwood. The activists, of all denominations and from all parts of the country, campaign on issues of justice, peace and climate change, and consider nonviolent direct action … Continue reading Bishop sends message of support to Christian activists, willing to risk arrest

Christians disrupt military conference

Christian campaigners have disrupted an arms industry-funded event at Church House Westminster just as Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is due to speak. A few minutes ago, they blockaded the main entrance to the building, insisting that a Christian venue should not be hosting the annual Land Warfare Conference. Senior army officers and arms industry personnel … Continue reading Christians disrupt military conference

Church of England breaks its Engagement with Fossil Fuels at staged wedding

On Monday 8th May, Christian Climate Action staged a wedding between the Church of England and fossil fuels to protest the Church’s continued investment in the industry. The sketch and short prayer vigil took place on the steps of Church House, Dean’s Yard, Westminster. The event, which was part of the Global Divestment Mobilisation, aimed … Continue reading Church of England breaks its Engagement with Fossil Fuels at staged wedding