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No More War Vigil

PPU conference
Resisting Militarist Britain
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May 15
International Conscientious Objectors Day
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WHITE POPPIES FOR PEACE
The white poppy symbolises the rejection of war; it embodies values that reject the killing of fellow human beings for any reason, it calls for a commitment to work for peace without violence. MORE
PACIFISM & NONVIOLENCE
At the heart of pacifism is the opposition to war and preparations for war side by side with active work to create a system. MORE
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MILITARISM
Militarism embodies values that see force and violence as essential components to protect the interest of the state. These values are stealthily leeching from the military into civilian life - adulation of military personnel, education, policing and surveillance. MORE
SAYING NO TO WAR
The centenary anniversary of WW1 raises many questions. We explore the widespread but little known resistance to that war, tell the stories of the men and women who said No to war and record all the conscientious objectors of WW1. MORE

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PPU exhibition
New exhibition at the PPU. MORE
EDUCATION
Our varied education resources are designed to help pupils and teachers to explore the causes of war and what can be done to prevent them. MORE
The Men and Women Who Said No to WW1
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COs
Recognise the face? part of our wider research project 'Remembering the Men Who Said No'. Can you help? MORE

 

NUCLEAR WEAPONS
Despite agreement by major nuclear states to work towards nuclear disarmament, their failure to do so contributes to proliferation and consequent conflict.
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MEMORIALS FOR PEACE AND WAR

memorials for peace
War memorials are important symbols of national pride and identity and often a confirmation of national leaders' prowess or a general’s valour. Peace memorials on the other hand look to a better future and how to achieve it without war. MORE

UNDERSTANDING CONFLICT

Conflict is a characteristic of human existence. It is part of the dynamic of life that drives us into the future. But it needs to be managed constructively. When associated with violence, destruction and killing, it is no longer a healthy part of living. Violent conflict solves few problems, creates others, and breeds more new conflicts. MORE

Welcome to the Peace Pledge Union

The Peace Pledge Union is the oldest secular pacifist organisation in Britain. Since 1934 it has been campaigning for a warless world. From anti bombing campaigns during WW2 to protest at the remote controlled military drone assassinations of today. Campaigning against the militarisation of Armistice Day in the 30s to the militarisation of society today.

'War is a crime against humanity. I renounce war, and am therefore determined not to support any kind of war. I am also determined to work for the removal of all causes of war.'

So why, in the 21st century, with all our skills, knowledge and resources, are we still waging war?

Human security we believe means individual freedom from basic insecurities. Human beings have a right to live with dignity and security, and an obligation to help each other when that security is threatened. All human life is of equal worth, and it is not acceptable that human lives become cheap in desperate situations. War - we say no.

If this reflects your vision of the future, work with us to make it possible.



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Peace Research & Education Trust
supports research, provides advice and information about the causes and effects of war and violence and ways of peacefully resolving conflict situations. | MORE

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SELECTED EVENTS

May 15 London
International Conscientious Objectors Day

May 25 London
Comrades in Conscience


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