Tag: Conflict

Turmoil and peace-building on earth and in heaven

Turmoil and peace-building on earth and in heaven

by Rev Dr Jeremy Ive In early September, Western Europe was galvanized by the heartrending photograph of a policeman carrying the drowned body of Aylan Kurdi, three, who with his brother Galip, five, were washed up on the beach of the Turkish holiday resort of Bodrum, prompting an international outpouring of sympathy for the plight […]

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Israel, Gaza and the struggle for a just peace

Israel, Gaza and the struggle for a just peace

Philip Powell writes (on July 31st), “Israel began Operation Protective Edge against the Hamas militants in the Gaza strip on 8 July. Since then over 1,400 Palestinians have been killed, mostly civilians, including hundreds of teenagers and young children. Also 58 Israelis have been killed – 56 soldiers and two civilians.”

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Book review: Peacemakers – Building stability in a complex world by Peter Dixon

Book review: Peacemakers – Building stability in a complex world by Peter Dixon

Reviewed by David Wong Written from a primarily Christian perspective, but also applying widely accepted international principles, “Peacemakers: Building stability in a complex world by Peter Dixon” explores the nature and causes of conflict and the options for intervention before going on to suggest how people can involve themselves in working towards peace, stability and […]

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Concordis international: A second year of peacemaking

Concordis international: A second year of peacemaking

Peter Dixon, September 2006 As I write, the situation in Darfur is steadily deteriorating, as an ironic consequence of a peace agreement signed by only some of the combatant parties. It would be easy to give up hope for peaceful outcomes in the Sudan, but we at Concordis International are reluctant to do anything of the […]

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Concordis: making a difference for Darfur

Concordis: making a difference for Darfur

Peter Dixon, September 2004 No doubt you have been following the harrowing news reports emanating from the western Sudanese region of Darfur, where over one million people have been displaced by heavy fighting between anti-government forces and militias linked to the government of Sudan . Armed marauders have systematically killed men, raped women, destroyed crops […]

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Peace-building from a biblical perspective

Peace-building from a biblical perspective

Jeremy Ive, June 2003 The international situation of the early twenty-first century has been beset by numerous interstate and intra-state conflicts since the end of the Cold War. Indeed, conflicts and tensions previously submerged or frozen by the superpower rivalry of that era have now come to the surface, particularly, in the consciousness of the […]

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