Join us on International Conscientious Objectors’ Day – Sunday 15 May

by Karen Robinson ~ May 13th, 2022. Filed under: News.

Remembering all those who have refused to bear arms and participate in war, throughout history and today

After two years online we are very pleased to be able to meet in person again in Tavistock Square in London for the national ceremony marking International Conscientious Objectors’ Day.

Sunday 15 May 2022

1.00.pm (until 2.00.pm)

Tavistock Square, London

Join us in front of the Conscientious Objectors’ Commemorative Stone in Tavistock Square for speeches, songs and a moment of quiet reflection.  Alternatively you can watch the live stream of the ceremony on this page: http://www.co-day.org

Speakers at the ceremony include:

Sahar Vardi – Israeli conscientious objector imprisoned for refusing military service
Kika Markham – Actor and daughter of Second World War CO David Markham
Semih Sapmaz – from War Resisters’ International, on the struggles of COs around the world today

The ceremony will be hosted by Michael Mears – Actor and playwright

For more events happening on the day around the UK, please visit the events page of the Peace Pledge Union.


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