Armistice Day: UK Remembers

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Today in UK is the anniversary of the World War One Armistice Day, which honors members of the Armed Forces who have died in World War One and in all conflicts since.

This commemoration has been marked with a two-minutes silence. In these two minutes I’ve thought that in a war don’t exist British, Italian, German or French

But only people, people who have an house and a family, waiting for them to come back.

Respect is just what is needed; and when you live in a country different from yours you realise clearly that everywhere there are men who feel for their loved ones exactly the same feeling that we feel for ours.

I think that we’d start feeling more at home in the world.

Below just a few titles to reflect around the themes of conflict and faith (simply click on the images for more details).

Not to forget, never; and to remember horrors of war and conflict not only in one day of the year.

  After War, Is Faith Possible?
 An Anthology
By Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy and Kerry Walters (editor)

This timely volume brings together many of the most important writings of Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, the influential Christian pacifist and campaigner for social justice.

In a Sailing Ship of War
By Ian Morrison

A lively and approachable account for young readers of life on board a Royal Navy vessel at the time of Trafalgar. Illustrated by the author.
Gods and Arms 9780718893163Gods and Arms: On Religion and Armed Conflict

By Kjell-Ake Nordquist

A multi-perspective collection of essays on the role of religion in promoting armed conflict, and how religious efforts at peacemaking may be assisted by a greater understanding of religiously motivated violence.

Not Mentioned in Despatches
The History and Mythology of the Battle of Goose Green (Paperback Edition)
By Spencer Fitz-Gibbon

A controversial, detailed examination of the decisive events of the Falklands war, focusing on the Battle of Goose Green and questioning the media’s presentation of the heroic victory for the British.

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