In Centre News this month there’s an update on our proposal for a Memorial to Conscientious Objectors and all who oppose wars. The Memorial has been enthusiastically approved by the Transport and Environment Committee of the City of Edinburgh and endorsed by 26 MSPs at Scottish Parliament. We’re continuing to raise funds for casting the bronze Peace Tree sculpture which will be located in West Princes St Gardens.
Our feature article addresses some of the main misconceptions about immigration. Closed societies are poorer and less tolerant, and Western countries are becoming increasingly more closed. There is the urgent need to discuss immigration without the common prejudices and fears that have been poisoning public opinion for the last years.
In “Green Economy or Green Grabbing?” our intern Hsiao- Wei Chen examines how the argument of preservation had been leading to the appropriation of nature, especially in developing countries.
Our book review is of activist George Lakey’s “How we win: a guide to nonviolent direct-action campaigning”, which is a very interesting reading to all those who wonder how ideas can effectively turn into real change in the world.
We are also hoping that you join us in our upcoming Peace and Justice Burns Supper! You can find out more about it in Centre News.
As always, we thank you for your support and readership, and hope you enjoy this issue!
Full PDF here: Q1-2019-January-19.pdf