Symon Hill Co-ordinator of the Peace Pledge Union

Symon Hill is Co-ordinator of the Peace Pledge Union (PPU), a pacifist network promoting active nonviolence and challenging militarism. The PPU includes people of many religions and none.

You can follow the Peace Pledge Union on Twitter at @PPUtoday or on Facebook.

Symon is passionate about nonviolence, common ownership, sexual justice and the ability of people to change society through their everyday lives.

In addition to his work for the PPU, he is a tutor for the Workers' Educational Association and an associate of Ekklesia, the Christian political thinktank.

Symon's latest book is The Upside-Down Bible: What Jesus really said about money, sex and violence (Darton, Longman & Todd, 2015). His other books include The No-Nonsense Guide to Religion and Digital Revolutions: Activism in the internet age, both published by New Internationalist. He also edited the writings of pacifists from the first world war for the White Feather Diaries, a Quaker-run online storytelling project.

In 2011, Symon walked from Birmingham to London as a pilgrimage of repentance for his former homophobia. In 2013, he was arrested along with four other Christians after they blocked one of the entrances to the London arms fair by kneeling in prayer. They were later found Not Guilty of aggravated trespass. He joined the staff of the Peace Pledge Union in April 2016, having first become a member when he was seventeen in 1994.

For links to more of Symon's work, please visit http://www.symonhill.wordpress.com.