Author Archives: BrianLarkin

‘Bubble of Hope': Afghan Peace Speaking Tour Comes to Scotland 4th-13th July

  In a nutshell, things are worse than bad in Afghanistan – unsurprisingly the 14 year war led by the US & NATO didn’t work. 18 months after foreign troops declared “Afghanistan Mission Complete” the Taliban have regained at least …

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John Dear to speak at P&J AGM on Nonviolent Resistance in the Age of Trump

The Peace & Justice Centre is delighted to announce that John Dear will be our special guest speaker for our AGM on 13 July. Long time activist, and movement organizer Fr. John Dear is the author of 35 books, including …

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Addressing the root causes of terrorism

Following the Manchester bombing there was a massive outpouring of expressions of solidarity with the UK. People changed their Facebook profiles to demonstrate their sympathy with those who lost family members, politicians condemned the attack on our way of life, …

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Cooperative Games & Conflict Resolution Skills for Schools Facilitator Training April 2017

Facilitators on our innovative and successful Cooperative Games and Conflict Resolution Programme work with class groups in Primary Schools to promote a culture of peace and respect. Working through cooperative activities the programme aims to help primary school pupils enhance …

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Hiroshima Survivors Visit Peace and Justice Centre

On 29 March Yamada Reiko, Vice Chair and Yamada Midori of Tokyo Federation of A-Bomb Sufferers visited the Peace and Justice Centre and shared their stories of surviving the bombing of Hiroshima. We presented each of them with a tartan …

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Pancakes for Peace – 28th February 2017

Are you planning on having Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday this year?Why not invite some friends and neighbours around celebrate together with our free resource? Or if you don’t fancy cooking, you can print it out and take it to pancake …

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Trump’s Tenuous Relationship with the Truth

Probably everyone in the world knows that more people attended the Women’s March on Washington against Donald Trump than attended his inauguration. It was the biggest demonstration against a US President ever, with about 500,000 people taking part, confirmed in …

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Countering Military Recruitment of Youth Working Group

New Countering Military Recruitment of Young People Working Group Monday 12 December. 6 – 8pm. Edinburgh Peace and & Justice Centre Following publication of the Medact Report The Recruitment of Children by the UK Armed Forces: a Critique from Health Professionals the Peace …

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How Ten Women Disarmed a War Plane: Book Talk Tonight at the P&J Centre

Tonight at the Peace and Justice Centre: Author Activist Andrea Needham tells the gripping inside account of how ten women disarmed a Hawk jet bound for genocide in East Timor – and were acquitted. Marking the 20th anniversary of the …

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Peace & Justice Centre Demands France Protect Calais Children

On 28 October the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre called on the French Consul in Edinburgh with a letter to Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve demanding France protect children who slept rough following demolition of the Calais camp. We had delivered …

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P&J Centre Message to UK & France: Protect Unaccompanied Children

On Tuesday 18 October we held a vigil calling for the UK to fulfil its pledge to welcome thousands of unaccompanied refugee children to the UK, especially from Calais and for France to insure protection of the children in the …

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Welcoming Refugees and Children P&J Centre Event Packed Out

    The Peace and Justice Centre’ panel discussion on Welcoming Refugees held at University of Edinburgh on 8 October had to be moved at the last moment to a larger lecture theater to accomodate the audience of two hundred, …

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Write Theresa May, Amber Rudd, Your MP, and MSPs Today: SAVE the Calais Children Before Its Too Late.

The Peace and Justice Centre is calling on the government to take in all those children remaining in the Calais refugee camp who have the right to be in Britain before the French begin demolishing the camp – possibly this …

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UK Should Admit Unaccompanied Children from Calais

The French government has announced its intention to bulldoze the the precarious homes of  the most marginalised people on our planet, living as they do in makeshift shanties, tenuous tents and donated caravans in the Calais camp at the edge …

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TRIDENT NO MORE Demonstrations Set for 30 Locations Across Scotland Saturday

With the UK Parliament set to vote Monday 18 July on renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system Demonstrations are being organised by the Scrap Trident Coalition in 30 towns and cities across Scotland at noon on Saturday 16 July calling …

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