PEACE SUNDAY is on 18th September.
Find an event or get the resource at for.org.uk/PeaceSunday
The results of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending are in.
Here’s how people voted:
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.
Order 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? White poppies are produced by the Peace Pledge Union.
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.
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!