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Our fourth annual International Conscientious Objectors Day Vigil – Peace and Justice, Edinburgh
- Singing with Protest in Harmony
- Speakers: Descendants of First World War COs
- Reading the Names of COs from the WW1 to the present.
- Collecting post card signatures to support contemporary COs in prison.
Join us in the Piazza of Westminster Cathedral, London on both days between 10.00am and 5.00pm. Prayers at 11.30 and 3.30
Here you can download service outlines with prayers, litanies and readings for use on either day and other resources and background on nuclear weapons today, for stalls and events.
Members of Pax Christi Liverpool will be supporting and speaking at this event . There will be a wreath laid to remember the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
1.00 gathering in Tavistock Square, London WC1. A ceremony of Remembrance and Peace 100 years after the First World War.
2 – 5.00 @Friends House, drop in and meet peace activists and find out about current peace campaigns. Cafe, live music, films, books and more…
Organised by First World War Peace Forum : Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, Conscience: Taxes for Peace not War, Network for Peace, PAX Christi, Peace Pledge Union, Peace News, Quakers in Britain, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Movement for the Abolition of War, Right to Refuse to Kill Group, and The Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Gather at St Luke’s Church, for liturgy of repentance and resistance to nuclear war.
Anti-nuclear campaigners have condemned plans to host a thanksgiving service for Britain’s nuclear weapons system at Westminster Abbey.
Pax Christi, Christian CND and other campaigners will gather from 1130 close to Westminster Abbey to protest the event.
Protest location is outside Barclay’s Bank on Victoria Street. Witness begins at 12pm.
Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “It’s morally repugnant that a service of thanksgiving for Britain’s nuclear weapons system is due to be held at Westminster Abbey. This sends out a terrible message to the world about our country. It says that here in Britain we celebrate weapons – in a place of worship – that can kill millions of people.
The 15th May 2019 is the 71st anniversary of the Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe). We commemorate the expulsion of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and the destruction of over 400 Palestinian towns and villages to make way for the State of Israel.
Pax Christi members and friends will gather from 1145 outside Coventry Cathedral for a silent Vigil
For more details email Ann: email@example.com
Annual event supported by Pax Christi, Peace Pledge Union, Quakers, Conscience, Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, War Resisters International and others.
Witness of COs presented through readings, poems and song. Information
The conference will examine the theme of militarism and the environment. The morning sessions concentrate on how war and preparation for war accelerate climate change. In
the afternoon, the focus is on the abolition of war, drawing on past initiatives. “The elephant in the kitchen when it comes to Climate Change is clearly the world’s military. The world spends something like 2 trillion US dollars a year on its military. At
least half of that vast sum goes on military production with a massive CO2 output. The military are both a major cause of climate change and hence, of the conflicts which result
from the movement of peoples as deserts spread.” Bruce Kent, President of MAW, Vice President of CND
“If we’re going to win on climate we have to make sure we are counting carbon
completely, not exempting different things like military emissions because it is politically
inconvenient to count them. The atmosphere certainly counts the carbon from the
military, therefore we must as well.” Stephen Kretzmann, Director, Oil Change
“…if the emissions have to stop, then we must stop the emissions. To me that is black or
white. There are no grey areas when it comes to survival. Either we go on as a
civilization or we don’t. We have to change.” Greta Thunberg, Climate activist
Download the full programme Here