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EP&JC Raises £700 for Nepal

A total of £700 has been raised through Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre and the Quaker House. The donations have been sent to two local groups in Kathmandu who have been working arduously in many remote areas affected by the …

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Archbishop Atalla Hanna of Jerusalem Arrested – Please Write Letters of Support

Archbishop Atallah Hanna of Jerusalem was arrested on Saturday 27 June whilst taking part in a protest against the illegal seizure of church property just north of Hebron in occupied Palestine. Archbishop Hanna’s visit to Scotland last year was jointly …

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Peace Activists at Armed Forces Day; P&J in Independent & Reporting Scotland

On Saturday 27 August the Grassmarket in Edinburgh took on a different aspect than the usual Saturday market. Instead of stalls offering bread, cakes and jams there were armoured vehicles to play on and army recruiters offering children opportunities to …

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Support the Right to Refuse to Kill

Our #conscientiousobjectors memorial will honour COs past, present and future. Most imprisoned COs today are in S Korea. In this Amnesty International video Korean Jehovah’s Witness Song In Ho talks about what it means to grow up knowing you will …

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City Committee Recommends Approval for Conscientious Objectors Memorial

A petition for a memorial to conscientious objectors and opponents of war has been unanimoursly and enthusiastically recommended for approval by he Petitions Committee of the City of Edinburgh Council. On Thursday 10 June the Petitions Committee heard what Committee Chair …

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Edinburgh Conscientious Objectors Day Vigil Held on the Mound

The Peace and Justice Centre organised a very successful  International Conscientious Objectors Day vigil on the Mound in Edinburgh on the 15th of May. The vigil was attended by about 60 people with several passers by joining us. We handed …

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Nepal Earthquake Appeal from P&J Management Committe member Varsha Gyawali

Dear friends of the Edinburgh Peace and Justice, On April 25 2015, a massive earthquake of 7.9 magnitude hit various parts of Nepal. My family is safe but millions of Nepali people were not that fortunate. Beside the destruction of …

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Safe Passage for Refugees Fleeing Wars & Persecution

Last year Italy’s Mare Nostrum operation in the Mediterranean saved 100,000 lives. But UK Home Secretary Theresa May argued that the programme encouraged “migrants” to make the perilous journey in overcrowded unseaworthy vessels and EU funding for the programme was …

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Don’t Bank on the Bomb Twitter Action Monday 13 April

This coming Monday April 13th is the Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS). It is an opportunity for people worldwide to demand a shift from disproportionate military spending to funding real human security needs. Research coordinated by PAX shows …

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Bairns Not Bombs Demo Fills George Square

On Saturday 4 April some four to five thousand people marched through the streets of Glasgow and filled George Square calling on the UK government to abandon its plans to replace Trident nuclear weapons. The Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre …

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