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Conscientious Objectors

Join us in Taking a Stand!

We’re plead to announce that our theme for November & December 2018 is ‘Taking a Stand‘. 100 years on from WWI, let’s say: Never Again and instead build peace & justice. During WWI, pacifists refused to kill, and helped to establish the right to conscientious objection in British law.  Other people felt the only option […]

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White Poppies Available at the Hub

We’re pleased to announce that white poppies are on sale at the Hub (suggested donation £1) in the run-up to Armistice Day & Rememberance Sunday.  Pop in to get yours! But what are white poppies, and why do people wear them? White poppies are produced by the Peace Pledge Union, who state that: “The White […]

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New Junior Peacemakers Workshops: Book Now

We are delighted to be working with our sister organisation Peacemakers, to host another set of Junior Peacemakers workshops: Thinking about WW1 – Choices Then and Now The workshops are free for schools to bring 4 children (KS2) and one adult (two if required). There are spaces for 3 schools on each day: Mon 5th […]

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Taking a Stand: More Good News

Last week we brought you an exciting update about our Taking a Stand theme, from Conscience – The Peace Tax Bill could get a second reading in parliament: find out how you can get involved. We have further good news about one of the people we highlighted who have taken a stand for what they […]

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Taxes for Peace: Update & Action!

Image: Conscience. Back in May & June 2016 we were showing support for people who Take a Stand for what they believe in: including concientious objectors past & present. We highlighted the Taxes for Peace Bill, and many of you ‘registered’ as modern day conscientious objectors, by opposing the use of our taxes for war, […]

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It’s our Birthday!

Many of us are feeling a bit down about the state of the world right now, but we have something small to celebrate: Peace Hub is 2 years old today: thanks to everyone who’s supported us to get this far! Our second year has been a busy one, spreading the word about peace & justice […]

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Bad News on Trident, Better News on Peace Tax

More updates on our Time to Bin Trident and Taking a Stand themes. Time to Bin Trident First the bad news: MPs voted to renew the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system last night (18th July).  While the result was not a shock, it was saddening to see the scale of support from MPs for spending […]

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Peace Tax Bill to be debated

Picture: Conscience. An update on our theme Taking a Stand, and the action you took to support the taxes for peace bill. In May & June we were asking you to ‘register’ as a modern day conscientious objector, by opposing the use of our taxes for war, and asking for this money to be spent […]

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Keep Taking a Stand for Freedom of Conscience

Our Taking a Stand theme is coming to an end at Peace Hub, but there are still plenty of ways to keep taking action for Freedom of Conscience. Prisoners of Conscience continue to be persecuted around the world: Amnesty International campaigns for their release and for greater human rights.  You can see Amnesty’s latest campaigns […]

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Chelsea’s Story

Those who join the armed forces, often do so believing that military action will make the world a safer place. But if their experiences of war lead them to change their mind, leaving the military can be difficult and even dangerous. In 2009, 22-year-old Chelsea Manning was serving as a military analyst in the US […]

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