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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Fly Kites Not Drones in the Meadows Saturday

Taking to the Skies to Protest  Armed Drones This Saturday, the 25th of March, from 1 to 4pm students, families and local citizens will be making and flying kites in the Meadows as part of a Fly Kites Not Drones …

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Scotland against racism and fascism.

Saturday 11 March, ‘Clacks Cares – Nae Nazis’ Oppose the Nazi SDL, Assemble 1-1.30pm, High Street, Alloa Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1120536814724145/ The racists and fascists of the Scottish Defence League are demonstrating in Alloa on 11th March to expound their racist filth …

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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 Poppies

Peace poppies ‘You should be ashamed of yourself wearing that. It’s disrespectful’. Aggressive language in church always throws me. So I found myself unable to answer my interlocutor that Sunday morning here in St X’s. Now, with respect, and several …

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Where to find White Poppies in Edinburgh

White Poppies are worn in the run-up to Remembrance Day every year by thousands of people in the UK and beyond. We wear White Poppies to remember casualties of all nationalities who have been killed in wars, to express an ongoing …

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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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