Conscience is organising its first webinar!

by Karen Robinson ~ June 18th, 2020. Filed under: News.

Conscience is organising its first webinar: ‘Voices of Conscientious Objection‘. The webinar will be on Thursday 2 July at 18.30 for an hour. We would love you to join us!  Here is a flyer for the webinar.  You can download a copy here: Conscience Webinar Flyer

The registration link for the event can be found here.   The webinar will also be recorded live on Facebook.

We are delighted that Symon Hill, Campaigns and Communications Manager at the Peace Pledge Union, has agreed to be our guest speaker. He will talk about what we mean by conscientious objection, different reasons people have had for conscientiously objecting to conscription into the military, and different ways they have objected. He will share with us the fascinating and inspiring history of the Peace Pledge Union, and how closely conscientious objection relates to the pledge which members sign:

War is a crime against humanity. I renounce war, and am therefore determined not to support any kind of war. I am also determined to work for the removal of all causes of war.

Symon will tell us stories of individual Peace Pledge Union members, and explore with us how the Peace Pledge Union interprets conscientious objection in the present day, now that we no longer have physical conscription in the UK.

Symon will have plenty of time to answer questions after his talk. You can type in comments and questions at any time during the webinar and you can also ask questions in person via the video link.

Conscience campaigns for individuals to have the right to conscientiously object to the military proportion of their taxes, and to be able to opt for that money to be spent on peaceful purposes instead. During the webinar there will be the opportunity to meet the Conscience staff team: Fay Salichou (Fundraising and Membership Worker), Jonathan Maunders (Office Co-ordinator), and Karen Robinson (Campaign Worker). Fay, Jonathan and Karen will introduce themselves, describe different aspects of the organisation’s work, and share how you can get involved.

Hope you can join us!

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