The world’s militaries are major carbon emitters yet are not even required to report their emissions, let alone reduce them. This Demilitarize workshop will discuss the size of military carbon emissions, the role of the military sector in protecting the extraction economy, how they seek to capitalise on the climate crisis by offering armed ‘solutions’, and how we might confront military power and forge lasting just alternatives to war. https://demilitarize.org.uk/event/challenging-the-military-carbon-bootprint/#more-3047
A different approach to remembrance, one that confronts the injustices of war, remembers all its victims, both military and civilian, and stands up for peace. Attend in person in Tavistock Square, London or online by joining on https://www.ppu.org.uk/remembrance-white-poppies
Contributions from: Hamit Dardagan, co-founder of Iraq Body Count and the charity Every Casualty Worldwide, Huda Ammori, activist, writer and co-founder of Palestine Action . Hosted by Anya Nanning Ramamurthy, organiser of London youth climate strikes and Peace Pledge Union council member.
We will lay white poppy wreaths in memory of all victims of war, both civilian and military, past and present. For those attending in person there will also be an opportunity to lay individual white poppies on the Conscientious Objectors’ Commemorative Stone.
Advent – Hope and Promise with Alison Phipps and Omaid Sharifi
Alison holds the UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow where she is also Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies, and Co-Convener of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNET).
Omaid is President at ArtLords a grassroots movement of artists and volunteers motivated by the desire to pave the way for social transformation and behavioural change through employing the soft power of art and culture as a non-intrusive approach. Form: https://forms.gle/tTu3w2NqmjPaMHUV7
‘ Building Bridges in The Shadow of Afghanistan’. Quaker Meeting House, Oxford. All welcome; in the meeting house or online https://christiancnd.org.uk/events/
A webinar by Paul Roger, Emeritus professor of Peace Studies, Bradford University. Organised by Conscience – Taxes for Peace Not War. Register https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrfu6hrTlpEtSjH_TsE2xnqQGSdTqZORX
Mary a Woman of Discernment with Gemma Simmonds a sister of the Congregation of Jesus who is currently Director of the Religious Life Institute at Heythrop and President of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain.https://forms.gle/tTu3w2NqmjPaMHUV7