Category: Conscientious Objection – First World War

Stories of three people who conscientiously objected to war

On 2 July Conscience was delighted to welcome Symon Hill, Campaigns and Communications Manager at the Peace Pledge Union, as our guest speaker at our first webinar, ‘Voices of Conscientious Objection’. Many of you will know, the Peace Pledge Union is a pacifist network promoting active nonviolence and challenging militarism. Learning more about the early […]

Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience

My first day working for Conscience: Taxes For Peace Not War was fascinating. I joined colleagues from Conscience at a national festival on conscientious objection, ‘Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience’, held in Bristol. The festival was based on a project led by Professor Lois Bibbings from the University of Bristol. The project marked ‘the 100-year anniversary […]

Learning about the work of the First World War Peace Forum

One of the first events I was invited to attend as the Campaign Worker for Conscience: Taxes For Peace Not War was a meeting of the First World War Peace Forum. The Forum was a coalition ‘formed following a Peace Pledge Union initiative in February 2012 with the objective of presenting the story of resistance […]