Category: News

Refugee Crisis Splits European Union

European Union countries are shifting the responsibility of the refugee crisis on to Turkey, which is already overburdened by two and a half million refugees who were forced to flee after their homes were bombed. After the EU foreign ministers’ talks in Brussels, Turkey was pushed to stop the inflow of refugees to European shores…

Europe for Peace: Introduction

With 99 days to go until the UK referendum, here are some excerpts from Uniting for Peace Chair, Vijay, talking about the new campaign, Europe for Peace, with our media officer Natasha asking questions. Tell us about Europe for Peace Why is staying in the EU important for peace? Why is it better to stay…

Confronting reality: Why Britain should remain in the EU

In this space for the past several weeks, I have been putting forward a series of arguments centred on two major themes: that British membership in the European Union serves the UK’s geo-strategic interests, and that the EU remains an important vessel for securing international peace and stability. Inevitably, some of these arguments are bound…

Interview with Vijay: European Peace Summit 2016

The European Peace Summit is this year taking place in Budapest, Hungary and our Chair Vijay is one of the speakers for the opening session. His talk will be on the subject of ‘Inner Peace to Global Peace’. The EPS team asked us to put together a video with Vijay on his motivation as a peace activist and…

Staying in the EU isn’t just about Britain’s prosperity

As Britain moves slowly but surely toward an in/out referendum on membership in the European Union, it appears likely that both sides in this debate will centre their arguments on economic issues, specifically on whether Britain would be better off inside or outside the EU framework. Supporters of the continuation of Britain’s membership will cite…

Annual Conference Launches UfP Europe Campaign

‘Britain In/Out of Europe – What is Best for Peace?’ This was the theme of UfP Annual conference 2015 at the House of Lords on 9 November. The event, attended by some 90 people, marked the beginning of UfP’s Europe for Peace campaign surrounding the EU referendum debate and the crucial role of the European…