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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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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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‘Register’ as a Modern-Day CO

100 years on from The Conscription Act young men are no longer forced to join the armed forces.  But all of us are made to support war through our taxes. For countries like Britain, modern warfare does not need large numbers of conscripted soldiers, but does use highly expensive weaponry to engage in conflict around […]

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1916-2016: 100 Years of Conscientious Objection

It’s 100 years since the right to conscientious objection was enshrined in British law.  What did taking a stand mean then, and how does it compare to today? In 1916, the British government introduced conscription – all men aged 18-40 were compelled to join the armed forces.  Along with other pacifists in the No-Conscription Fellowship, […]

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Coming Soon: Taking a Stand

Next week, our new theme – Taking a Stand: Let’s support freedom of conscience – starts at Peace Hub.  Get a sneak peek here! In 1916, the British government introduced conscription.  Many pacifists refused to fight: to kill, in any circumstances, went against their conscience. Facing prison, or even sentenced to death, they remained strong, […]

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Keep Taking Action for Conscientious Objectors

We have almost reached the end of our focus on Conscientious Objectors at Peace Hub, but there are still plenty of ways to get involved and take action on this issue. 15th May is International Conscientious Objectors Day – there are events happening across the country, and around the world, including a Quaker Meeting for […]

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Easter Events for all the Family

This Easter, we are hosting The Creative Toroise, who will be providing creative actvities for all the family.  Objection takes many forms – the activities will be exploring the theme of ‘Saying No’ and standing up for what you believe in. During the school holidays there are drop-in activities, as well as drama sessions for […]

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