Rethinking Security aims to generate public and political debate in the UK about what security is and how it is best created. We challenge the shortcomings of existing assumptions and approaches, and explore and promote alternative routes to human and planetary security.

A big conversation needs all of us, so whether you represent an organisation, a local community, faith or activist group, or are a concerned individual, we’d love you to join us.

Supporters use Rethinking Security resources to learn about and raise awareness of the assumptions, interests and values that underpin current security policy. This might support other work for peace and justice they are involved in, by providing a framework through which understand how some issues are connected and how challenging militarised security can help progress on many issues. Or, it might be to support a specific interest in security.

You’ll find plenty of resources here, from Organising a Group Conversation to using images in our Visualising Security project.

Current Activities

Visualising Security

Explore (in)security through images


A human security project for the UK and beyond

Host a discussion

A facilitation guide for local conversations

More information and Resources

Our Leaflet

Download in colour or black and white, or request copies

Videos and webinars

Discover Who Pays the Price interviews and our webinars on the RS Youtube channel

The Rethinking Security Blog

Subscribe to our blog for more news, views and opinions on everything from analysis of UK government security policy, to ‘Embodying Peace‘ in Iraq and much more, including reflections and analysis on Russia’s war in Ukraine and human security.

Work that Rethinks Security

Rethinking Security is a network of members organisations, academics and activists. Find out what some our members do for sustainable peace and security, challenging the UK government’s militarised ‘security’ at home and abroad.

Plus loads more…