Challenging Militarism

Stop the Arms Fair – No Faith in War

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

. Faith groups of all kinds will come together for a day of prayer and nonviolent direct action against the arms trade and war profiteering. ExCeL Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL.020 7281 0297 or

Hiroshima Day

Sunday, August 6, 2017

- links to information about events around the country to mark this 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima

It Starts Here!

Friday, May 19, 2017

preparation weekend for those planning to witness against the DSEI arms fair in London in September . Details –

Independence from America Day

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

MENWITH HILL. Reading and handing in of Declaration of Independence. Speakers, music, singing, food and drink. NSA Menwith Hill main gate, N Yorkshire.

Armed Forces Day - peaceful counter vigil

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Liverpool peaceful counter vigil at The Albert Dock organised by Merseyside Peace Network. Peace Fair with Film Show during the day at Liverpool Quaker Meeting House, School Lane Liverpool L1 3BT (tbc) [email protected]

Day of Action in support of the Global Nuclear Ban

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Women Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative calling for people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, nationalities, cultures, faiths, political affiliations and backgrounds to rally and march on Saturday, June 17th 2017 in New York City and around the world in support of the negotiations. Actions around the world. See for events in the UK.

​Protest, Power & Change - 2017 Peace History Conference

Friday, June 9, 2017 to Saturday, June 10, 2017
Organised by Movement for the Aboltion of War in partnership with Imperial War Museums, it will take place on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 June in London.

News and updates on the Nuclear Ban Treaty negotiations

Talks are to resume in New York in mid June 2017 and due to conclude on 7th July. Here are some reports of the first stage in March and April, and we shall add other material as it comes up


From the Tribunal October 18th 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
For other extracts go to:

A Negro’s Argument

The following is an extract from the written statement of a negro who was recently arrested as an absentee, and who had been under the impression that his colour exempted him from the provisions of the Military Service Act:-

“I am a negro of the African race, born in Jamaica. My parents were sent in bondage to Jamaica. They were torn from their home. My country is divided up among the European Powers (no fighting against each other), who in turn have oppressed and tyrannised over my fellow-men. The allies of Great Britain, i.e., Portugal and Belgium, have been among the worst oppressors, and now that Belgium is invaded I am about to be compelled to defend her…. As a people the negroes are last among men taken into consideration in this country, although we be regarded as British. Even Germans or any aliens who are white men are preferred to us. I am not given ordinary privileges as a citizen. I have tried to obtain work and I have been refused solely because of my colour…. I have been buffeted from one Labour Exchange to another…. Business men claim that their employees would not work with me; others hold… they may lose their customers because I am a negro.

“In view of these circumstances, and also the fact that have a moral objection to all wars, I would sacrifice my rights rather than fight, for to subdue one with might can never destroy the evil…”

UK General Election 2017 - peace concerns

voting for peace

Our society and our planet need politics that will enable people to live sustainably, with respect for differences and diversity, promoting human rights for all. These are some of the foundations for peace. We offer these comments during the period leading up to 2017 general election, as pointers and prompts for conversations with candidates and others, and in considering how you might use your vote.

We have listed a number of links connected with each of the areas of concern, and the following might also be useful:


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