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Sep
7
Tue
Quaker Roots DSEI online briefing
Sep 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This online briefing session will help prepare those taking action against DSEI in September.

The session will explore what to expect on the day, practical details, such as what to bring or wear, and their understanding of the legal situation around protest and action.

There will be time for questions and answers.

For more information and to register, click here.

Sep
11
Sat
NJPN Networking Day
Sep 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

NJPN will be holding a networking day on zoom on 11th September from 11am to 3pm.

For more information visit their website at: www.justice-and-peace.org.uk/njpn-meetings/

National Protest Against the Liverpool Electronic Arms Fair
Sep 11 @ 12:30 pm

Saturday  September 11th, 12.30pm  

A  national protest against  the  Liverpool Electronic  Arms Fair

Assemble at the Metropolitan Cathedral.

The Merseyside Pax Christi group  will be there with  their banner .

The Arms Fair is due to take place  at  the  Liverpool Exhibition Centre on October 12th .

For more details contact:  kathrynlydon@hotmail.com    0774 333 7728

Sep
13
Mon
Quaker Roots DSEI in-person briefing
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

This in-person briefing session will help prepare those taking action against DSEI in September.

The session will explore what to expect on the day, practical details, such as what to bring or wear, and their understanding of the legal situation around protest and action- as well as any last minute updates and changes.

There will be time for questions and answers.

The session will be taking place in The Light at Friends House, Euston, London.

For more information and to register, click here.

Quaker Roots DSEI in-person briefing
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This in-person briefing session will help prepare those taking action against DSEI in September.

The session will explore what to expect on the day, practical details, such as what to bring or wear, and their understanding of the legal situation around protest and action- as well as any last minute updates and changes.

There will be time for questions and answers.

The session will be taking place in The Light at Friends House, Euston, London.

From here people will be travelling together to the Vigil.

For more information and to register, click here.

Vigil at DSEI Arms Fair
Sep 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Vigil on Monday 13th September at the ExCel Centre, Eastern Entrance. We will be meeting at 6.30pm, Royal Victoria DLR to walk to the ExCel Centre. The vigil itself will take place at the ExCel Centre from 7pm to 8pm.

Come along to this silent vigil held the evening before the September DSEI arms fair at the ExCeL Centre in East London. Every two years, arms companies come here for a week to display their weapons to buyers from across the world- including repressive regimes.

Pax Christi, Quaker Peace & Social Witness and Quaker Roots have been working together to hold a silent, multi faith candle-lit vigil. This event is open to all ages. As this is a candlelit vigil, please bring a lantern/jar with a candle in and something to light it with.

Location

We will gather at Royal Victoria DLR station, on the south side, by the roundabout on Seagull Lane, London, E16 1BY at 6:30pm.

We will then walk to the location of the vigil, which will be held at ExCel Centre, Royal Victoria Square, London, E16 1AB.

We ask that you arrive on time as we will be passing through the security fence for this event and the gates may be closed once the vigil has started.

We encourage social distancing and mask wearing.

The weather may be wet and/or cold, so we advise wearing warm and waterproof clothes.

Please note this event may be subject to last-minute change due to COVID. We will post details of changes here or please contact the office if you are unsure.

Map of the site: www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/DSEi-Map-v1.pdf

For information on the day of action and peace pilgrimage, click here.

Online Vigil at the start of the DSEI Arms Fair in London
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm

Online Vigil at the start of the DSEI Arms Fair in London at 8 PM (BST)

This year, as it may not be possible for us all to join in person at the site, an online vigil will follow on from one at the DSEI site by Pax Christi and Quakers. You are welcome to join in with prayers, reading and music to acknowledge the need to stop the arms trade.

For the zoom link, please email chair@anglicanpeacemaker.org.uk

The bi-annual DSEI arms fair will be held at the London EXCEL centre between 14-17 September 2021.  Supported by the Ministry of Defence and the UK Defence & Security Export Ministry, Their website promotes the event as a chance to ‘do business, enter the supply chain, meet buyers of your products.”

Sep
14
Tue
DSEI Day of Action
Sep 14 all-day

Tuesday, 14th September: 10.30 meeting for 11am start

Pax Christi Peace Pilgrimage to the Excel Arms Fair Site

Meet at 10.30am at St Anne’s RC Church, 1 Berwick Road, Custom House, London EC16 3DR to walk to ExCel Centre for DSEI day of Action.

Nearest Station: Prince Regent DLR 

All welcome to join us.  

There is a very good Community Café near to ExCel, in Cundy Road, but it can get very busy. You may want to bring your own refreshments.

It would be helpful if you could let us know that you are hoping to come, by emailing info@paxchristi.org.uk 

This will enable us to let you know if there are any changes due to Police Security arrangements.

A map of the site is available here and accessibility information for the site is available here.

If you are using the above map, for the church in Berwick Street, keep walking up Prince Regent Lane and it’s on the left.

For more information on the vigil on the 13th, click here.

Sep
16
Thu
Palestine Solidarity Event
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

16th September: Palestine Solidarity Event

Stop Arming Israel – Stop the Arms Fair!

Rally at Royal Victoria Square, London E16

Details 020 7700 6129 or email info@paxchristi.org.uk  

For more information on this and other events visit:  https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/

Sep
18
Sat
World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel
Sep 18 – Sep 25 all-day

18th to 25th September 2021 will be the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel.

The World Council of Churches encourages churches, congregations, faith organisations and civil society groups from across the world to come together for a week of prayer and witness for a just peace in Palestine and Israel.

Pax Christi resources from previous years are available here and resources for 2021 will be available soon.

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