A very special evening of classical music in aid of Amnesty International UK, focusing on the global campaign in action all around the world: “BRAVE – Human Rights Defenders”. Welcomed back to St Mary’s Cathedral are the Edinburgh-based Orchestra of the Canongait, led by conductor Robert Dick and featuring cellist Lindsay Martindale. They shall be […]

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On the evening of Wednesday 23rd May, WEA Scotland hosts an event at the Scottish Parliament, sponsored by Christine McKelvie MSP. Members of the WEA WW1 ‘Legacies of Resistance’ research groups (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund), will tell us more about the realities of individual conscientious objectors lives, and we will discuss the importance […]

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‘That’s Not Okay’ Workshop: Standing up for our values on the street, at work, in our groups and at home.   Sat 26 May. 10am – 2pm. David Hume Tower. LG.07, George Square. With Mil Rai and Emily Johns, Editors of Peace News.  In association with Peace & Justice.    We don’t always know what to do […]

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Scottish Christians Against Nuclear Arms (SCANA) A short annual Peace Vigil, led by Iona Community’s Wild Goose Resource Group, to bear witness to peaceful alternatives to the violence of weapons of mass destruction. Readings, songs, prayers, silence, symbolic actions – and a picnic to end with (bring your own!) People of all faiths, or of […]

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Save the date for Scottish CND’s biggest event of the year! Once again we’re having our ‘Plants for Peace’ stall at the Meadows Festival. Saturday and Sunday the 2nd and 3rd of June, sharing with Edinburgh Stop the War.  

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Come and learn how to make Origami cranes! Family Friendly. Free entry. Folding paper cranes is done in memory of all those killed by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs because of the story of Sadako, a Japanese girl who was just two years old, living in Hiroshima when the atom bomb was dropped. Sadako later […]

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One year exactly since the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower, Edinburgh joins with towns all over the UK to remember the 72 who died and to demand justice.

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Participate in the movement to build a culture of compassion, radical honesty and collaboration in Scotland. The practice of Nonviolent Communication makes it easier for us to: create connection with others and ourselves even in the midst of conflict, make choices that are aligned with our values, understand why humans acts the way they do […]

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Events are taking place around the world to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Dances of Universal Peace (DUP). For the first time, five local mentored and trained DUP teachers (and two extra musicians) are offering an event together. They will lead Dances and spiritual Walks, share some wonderful stories about Murshid SAM – and […]

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