Pax Christ invites you to mark these days of action. Our resources here
These dates were set by the global steering group to include:
– April 15: Tax Day in the U.S. (the largest arms spender by some margin)
– April 26: Release of the latest SIPRI figures on global military spending, which will be accompanied by GDAMS press conferences and twitter storm
– May 1: International Workers Day
– May 9: Europe’s Day of Peace
GDAMS UK website: https://demilitarize.org.uk/
Pat Gaffney former Coordinator of Pax Christi and member of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative will speak: Shining a light on the power and creativity of nonviolence. The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative 5 years on.
The lecture is held every year in memory of Father Anthony Storey, a founding member of Middlesbrough Justice and Peace Commission and a tireless campaigner for peace and justice. Please register at email address for ZOOM link
Join us online to remember those who have refused to participate in war and to show solidarity with conscientious objectors around the world today. Simply visit www.CO-Day.org at the time to watch the live stream.
There will be a minute’s silence, songs and speeches from around the UK and beyond including:
– Israeli conscientious objector Atalya Ben Abbah
– Natalia García Cortés from War Resisters’ International in Colombia
– Actor Michael Mears live from the Conscientious Objectors’ Commemorative Stone in Tavistock Square, London