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Conscientious Objection in the First World War

Peace and Justice Centre Coordinator Brian Larkin & Lesley Orr  of Fellowship of Reconciliation Scotland spoke on Conscientious Objectors & Women’s Responses to the First World War in a Just Festival Conversation. Following is a transcript of Brian’s  talk. There was …

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Peace and Justice Centre Calls on Foreign Office to Stop Arms Sales to Israel

In response to the ongoing attacks on Gaza which have resulted in the deaths of over one thousand four hundred and forty civilian Palestinians, including nearly 500 children the Edinbvurgh Peace and Justice Centre has written  to Foreign Minister Philip …

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Israel and the international arms trade, companies involved

Nearly two thousand people have been killed in Gaza since the outbreak of hostilities, most of them civilians, including nearly 500 children. Bombing by Israel of civilian areas, hospitals, water treatment facilities and even a UN school in which refugees …

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Divergent Voices of the First World War Saturday at Scottish Storytelling Centre

Actor, director, playwright and poet Gerda Stevenson, colleague actor Crawford Logan (BBC Radio Four’s Paul Temple) and Gaelic poet Aonghas Macneacail explore less familiar responses to the First World War  in a one night only performance at the Scottish Storytelling Centre Saturday …

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P&J Welcomes Proposed Scotland Constitutional Ban on Nuclear Weapons

The government of an independent Scotland would be obliged to remove Trident, according to the draft Independence Bill published in mid June. And the Scottish Government is asking people what they think of the proposed bill.  Please support the anti-nuclear …

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Four Leading Activists and Scholars to Receive Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Nonviolent Resistance

In the wake of the Arab Spring and as nonviolent movements in Ukraine, Thailand, Brazil, and around the world capture the global public’s attention, on Wednesday, June 18th, two activists will be recognized for their courageous use of strategic nonviolent tactics …

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Conscientious Objectors Day Vigil a Great Success

On 15 May, International  Conscientious Objectors’ Day the Peace and Justice Centre and Fellowship of Reconciliation held a Vigil on the Mound in Edinburgh to honour the memory of conscientious objectors to all wars, past and present, but in this …

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Vigil Remembering WW1 Conscientious Objectors at the Mound in Edinburgh Thursday

On Thursday 15 May, International Conscientious Objectors Day courageous men who refused to fight in the First World War and other wars will be remembered in a ceremony on the Mound in Edinburgh. with recollections from Second World War COs …

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One World Peace Ceilidh – Celebrating over 30 years

The Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre and One World Shop are hosting a One World Peace Ceilidh at The Edinburgh Steiner School Hall (60 Spylaw Road) on Friday 30th May from 7 – 11pm. The evening will be filled with entertainment …

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The Spring Walk for Peace set off on Tuesday April 1st from the Scottish Parliament.  More than 100 people attended the set off and listened to the words of encouragement and commitment from Public Health Minister Michael Matheson (SNP) Patrick Harvie MSP …

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