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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 was to join up and fight.

We believe that the best way to honour all of these people is to say ‘Never Again’ and instead to work for peace and justice.

Around the world, efforts to make peace often bring activists into conflict with the authorities.  Many people are still put in prison for standing up for their beliefs today, like Loujain al-Hathloul, a human rights defender from Saudi Arabia (pictured above).

By supporting people to peacefully stand up for human rights and social justice, we strengthen these rights for everybody,

Let’s support people to take a stand for what they believe.

Pop into Peace Hub, throughout November & December

  • Find out more
  • Share what you believe in
  • Sign the petition to free Loujain
  • See the beautiful Peace Poppy Mosaics

Latest Posts on Taking a Stand

Keep Taking a Stand! - Our theme Taking a Stand is coming to an end, but there's still plenty of ways you can support people who are standing up for what they believe in.
Take a Stand: Support Loujain - Loujain al-Hathloul is a prominent Saudi Arabian human rights defender. In 2014, she defied Saudi’s driving ban for women by attempting to drive into Saudi Arabia from the United Arab Emirates.  She was detained for 73 days by the security forces. Thanks to the work of Loujain and her fellow campaigners, the ban on women […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Global Peace Index 2018 Published - Image: Institute for Economics & Peace. The Institute for Economics and Peace have published their 2018 Global Peace Index. The annual report, which measures peace in 163 countries using 23 indicators, shows a gradual decline in peace over 2017-18, but the detailled picture is more complicated with improvements in some aspects of epace and deteriorations […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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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