Tag: Conscience

Part of me still frightened and frozen inside – after standing outside Faslane nuclear weapons base

A few weeks ago I went to Faslane in Scotland; to HM Naval Base Clyde where the submarines carrying UK nuclear weapons are based. I went as part of a group from the 15th International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns.  The people in the group were from five countries.  It was […]

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 […]

It was my grandmother who inspired me to join the peace movement

Hello.  My name is Karen Robinson.  I am very excited to have recently started work as the new Campaign Worker for Conscience: Taxes For Peace Not War. Perhaps in this first post I could share a little of my background and why I was so interested in applying for the job. It was my grandmother […]