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Don’t Bank on the Bomb Campaign Launch Targets RBS and Scottish Parliament

A broadly based campaign focussing on the links between banks and financial institutions to companies involved in the manufacture of nuclear weapons was launched at a public meeting in Edinburgh on Monday 16 November. Wilbert van der Zeijden one of …

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Introducing Rebecca Willmott, Illustrator

It is our pleasure to welcome on board Rebecca Willmott, who is joining the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre team as an illustrator for the newsletter. Check out some of her work below and look out for more of her …

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South Korean CO Petition

Since June, 2015 the Peace and Justice Centre has been collecting signatures for a petition created by Amnesty International and championed by War Resisters International calling on the government of South Korea to stop imprisoning Conscientious Objectors (COs). We collected 368 …

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White Poppy Wreath

Following the Remembrance Sunday Ceremony at the War Memorial outside City Chambers on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh on Sunday, 8 November members of the Scottish Peace Network laid a white poppy wreath amidst the many red poppy wreaths to …

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Increasing the Visibility of White Poppies in Scottish Parliament

THE GROUP OF FIVE independent and Scottish Green MSPs have backed the Quaker white poppy campaign ahead of Armistice Day remembrance for the millions who died in the first world war. read more

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P&J Contribute to CAAT Event Celebrating 20 Years of Campaigning

P&J Coordinator Brian Larkin Chaired yesterday’s Campaign Against Arms Trade event in Edinburgh launching the CAAT campaign to divest the Scottish Parliament from the arms trade. CAAT Campaigner Kat Hobbs & MSPs, John Finnie & Alison Johnstone spoke at the …

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We’ve Moved to Nicolson Methodist Church – Temporarily!

We’ve moved temporarily to City of Edinburgh Methodist Church on Nicolson Square. We anticipate moving again to final new premises in a couple of weeks. Our Temporary address is: Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre 25/3 Nicolson Square Edinburgh EH8 9BX Tel: …

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Take Action: Tell the Government: Don’t bomb Syria.

The government is pushing for another vote on military escalation in Syria.  But Stepping up intervention will only increase the violence, chaos and suffering there and lead to an increase in the number of people fleeing the already war-torn country.  Click …

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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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