conscientious objectors

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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Stand Up for the Right to Refuse to Kill

Ha Hyeong hwan and Kim Seong min were imprisoned for 18 months in May 2014 for refusal to undertake compulsory military service in South Korea. Pop into Peace Hub to send a solidarity message to Hyeong and Seong —your words will give them hope during tough times. Conscription in South Korea All South Korean men […]

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Refusing to Kill – Working for Peace

We are pleased to announce Peace Hub’s peace & justice theme for March and April: Conscientious Objection: Then & Now Refusing to Kill – Working for Peace Along with other pacifists, many Quakers refused to fight in WWI when conscription began in 1916.  Some took ‘non-combative’ roles, such as the Friends Ambulance Unit.  Others were […]

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Official Launch a Success!

Thanks to everyone who attended our Official Launch yesterday!  Here’s how it went: On Thursday 26th February Central England Quakers celebrated the opening of Peace Hub with a special all-day launch event. School-children and the public joined with local figures, to celebrate with a Fairtrade cuppa and a slice of cake.  In the evening NGOs […]

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