Dove image Peace Sunday

PEACE SUNDAY is on 18th September.
Free resource for services, Bible study and reflection now available at for.org.uk/PeaceSunday

 

 

NCPO No faith in Trident banner

On 18th July, 472 MPs voted to replace Trident, and 117 voted against. This included all by one Scottish MP, Green MP Caroline Lucas, 47 Labour MPs and some from Sinn Fein and other parties. A full list is at the bottom of this Guardian article.

You can use this survey by CND to find out how your new MP or other candidates who stood will vote on Trident renewal in 2016.

The results of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending are in.
Here’s how people voted:

GDAMS 2016 results

With the military being allocated just 5% of its current budget, those who responded to the survey (1024 people, from churches to street stalls) overall felt that the military gets 20 times more money than it should, and that the rest should be spent on sustainable security like health and addressing climate change. More info here.

 

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White PoppyOrder your white poppy to wear all year round.  

White poppies are to remember all the victims of war, and promote a culture of peace.

They are a conversation-starter when you’re out and about, or an easy way to slip comments about nonviolence to family and friends if you’re not up for a full debate.

The centenary of WWI is a good time to start wearing a white poppy. While we’re being fed ideas of how the war started, who “won” etc, let’s remember all the victims and learn the devastation caused by war and its preparation.

Suggested donation £1.50 (inc. p&p), 60p per additional poppy. Why not order yours now?

The Peace Education Network has resources for a Remembrance primary school assembly. There is a script and a Teach Peace Remembrance slideshow.

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We always welcome new members: join us. We have branches throughout the world.
Not in England or Scotland?  Click here.

Answers to Questions on Postcard – How many did you get?

For dates relating to the centenary of WWI, take a look here.

The International Peacemakers Fund

The International Peacemakers Fund provides small pots of money to carefully selected nonviolent grassroots peacemaking groups around the world. Most of the money for grants comes from the general public so please consider making a  donation.

 

DSEi drones FoR FoR promotes active nonviolence and love as the means to transform unjust political, economic and social structures. We are an ecumenical Christian organisation campaigning against war and its preparation. In our 100 years, we’ve racked up 6 Nobel Peace Prize winners!