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1916-2016: 100 years of conscientious objection

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Let’s support freedom of conscience

1916-2016: 100 years of conscientious objection

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, and their efforts helped to establish the right to conscientiously object in British law.

Today, British people are no longer physically conscripted, but our taxes continue to pay for war.  Conscientious objectors believe that instead we must work for peace & justice, and are asking for our tax to be spent on peace, not war.

Meanwhile, 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.

 

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



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