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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 drone assassinations of 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?

Some of what we do:
- our international white poppy project challenges the beliefs, values and institutions that make war inevitable, and presents an alternative view of security and how to achieve it without violence.
- our education for peace programme offers a wealth of resources to promote a better under- standing of the causes of war - it is not inevitable - and provides an awareness of the many alternative strategies to resolve conflicts nonviolently. War can be prevented.
- we are campaigning against the growing militarisation of education.
- our print and electronic resources range from CDs through practical books, such as Saying no to violence or Refusing to Kill and our serial publications.

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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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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Conflict resolution
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 many, and
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is one of our microsites with resources for pupils and teachers. The educationschool sign process and its content are not value free and neither is the material available there. The value that underpins the education resources here is the belief that nonviolence is better than violence; that building a culture of peace should be a priority and a part of this process is both to question and to challenge our easy acquiescence of a culture of violence.
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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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