UK Holocaust memorial should examine white supremacist roots shared by Nazism and the transatlantic slave trade

Nazism and the transatlantic slave trade shared roots in white supremacism. Linking the UK’s new National Holocaust Memorial with the Buxton Memorial alongside it would help us understand and address this continuing threat, writes Aegis Chief Executive Dr James Smith in the New Statesman.

October 24th, 2017|Comment|0 Comments

Genocide and the church: Pope’s call for forgiveness welcomed

Receiving Rwanda’s President in the Vatican on Monday, Pope Francis expressed ‘profound sadness’ over the genocide against the Tutsi and ‘implored anew God’s forgiveness for the sins and failings of the Church and its members, among whom priests, and religious men and women who succumbed to hatred and violence, betraying their own evangelical mission’ […]

March 23rd, 2017|Comment|0 Comments

Sir John Hurt remembered by genocide survivors in Rwanda

Sir John Hurt, one of the UK’s best-known actors, has passed away aged 77 after an 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer. From his screen debut in 1962, the BAFTA-winning actor took on a diverse array of roles, appearing in over 120 films – not counting his many stage and television appearances. He was working right […]

January 28th, 2017|Comment, Memorial|0 Comments

Breaking Point: fostering conditions for violence

Aegis Chief Executive Dr James Smith reflects on the murder of Jo Cox MP and EU referendum campaign through the lens of the recent acts of massive violence.

Yesterday would have been Jo Cox’s 42nd birthday.  What should have been a family celebration was instead an occasion of national grief: a moment in which many again […]