Challenging Militarism

NFPB members' meeting

Saturday, October 14, 2017

in Darlington. Contact the NFPB office for further information.

NFPB Members' meeting

Saturday, June 17, 2017

in Dumfries. Contact the NFPB office for further information


From the Tribunal, August 3 1916
_This is a further update in a series of extracts from the No Conscription Fellowship’s journal, published in the UK between March 1916 and November 1918. _
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Observing that it was a travesty of the English language to say that a man had not joined the Army was deemed to have done so, Mr. Hay Halkett, a Greenwich magistrate, allowed a member of N.C.F. to have a remand so as to have his case re-heard.

The many people who are asking after C.H. Norman will be pleased to hear rhat he was recently seen at Wormwood Scrubs by another C.O., whom he asked to let his friends know that he is considerably better in health where he is and being kindly treated by the warders.

Dr. Macnamara, speaking in the House on July 25, said that war was waste. Up to the moment of going to press he has not been summoned under the Defence of the Realm Act.

Rev. William Piggott, minister and warden of Blackfriars Mission, who is well known to members of the N.C.F. and the I.L.P., recently received a yellow form. The recruiting officer justified himself by saying that the registration authorities had given his name as a military conscript, and that by the latest “instructions” Unitarian ministers were not exepted, in spite of what the Military Service Act might say.

The Rev. Fred Hanlinson, of kentish Town Unitarian Church, received a similar notice, but in his case it was withdrawn with an apology. The vigorous Pacifist activities of these two ministers no doubt had something to do with the case.

A resolution has just been passed by the Parliamentary Committee of the Scottish Trade Union Congress “urging His Majesty’s Government to at once make an inquiry into the treatmet of conscientious objectors under military control.”

NFPB Update, February 2017

This is a first update from Northern Friends Peace Board for 2017. We intend to produce these updates at least four times during 2017, for Quakers Meetings in the North and other supporting and interested individuals and groups. Please get in touch if you wish to be added to our mailing list or to tell us of email or address changes.

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Prisoners for Peace Day.

Peace News Summer Camp

Thursday, July 27, 2017 to Monday, July 31, 2017

Nr DISS, Norfolk. Peace News Summer Camp. Join people from across the broad spectrum of the British peace movement for five days of exploration, celebration and empowerment.

Disarmament Camp, Coulport

Saturday, July 8, 2017 to Sunday, July 16, 2017

Disarmament camp at Coulport in the West of Scotland. As the Global Nuclear Ban Treaty conference finishes in New York activists will gather to disrupt the Trident submarine bases at Faslane & Coulport. Contact Jane Tallents [email protected]

Independence from America Day

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

MENWITH HILL. Details tba. [email protected]

International Conscientious Objectors' Day

Global Days of Action on Military Spending

Thursday, April 20, 2017 to Sunday, April 23, 2017


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