Meet our Conscience Education For Peace team!

by Karen Robinson ~ June 2nd, 2021. Filed under: News.

At the end of last year we started a new education programme, Conscience Education For Peace, to complement and inform our campaigning work.  This programme is aimed at adults, members of the public and potential supporters.  Through the programme we aim to present basic information around conscientious objection to military taxation, and related issues, in a clear, simple way.

We are delighted that Santiago Forero and Sarah Croft have joined us as Volunteer Education Assistants on the programme.  Together with Karen Robinson, our Campaign Worker, they make up our Conscience Education For Peace team.  A warm welcome to Santiago and Sarah!

‘We mustn’t continue strengthening war, either with our young people or economically’

Santiago Forero is a psychologist from Bogotá, Colombia. Over the last four years Santiago has been involved in the anti-militarist and non-violence movement in Colombia, as well as contributing to international networks such as Red Antimilitarista de América Latina y el Caribe (RAMALC) and War Resisters’ International (WRI).  He has served on the Editorial Committee at War Resisters League (WRL).

In his work for Conscience Education for Peace Santiago is researching and writing a series of information sheets on the situation facing present-day conscientious objectors to military service in different parts of the world.

‘Small steps are better than no steps and together we will end violence’

Sarah Croft is a student based in Kent in the UK.  Sarah wrote: ‘While studying my Masters I have been exposed to the devastating impacts war and conflict have on everyday life. Living in the UK I have been very fortunate to not see violence growing up. As people of privilege, we should share the voice of the voiceless. I believe everyone has the right to live a life in which they do not live in fear’.

In her work for Conscience Education For Peace Sarah has researched and written our first factsheet: Conscience Factsheet. Conscientious Objection during the First World War.  She is currently researching and writing a second factsheet, ‘Conscientious Objection during the Second World War’.

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