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This list includes PPU events as well as other events that PPU members and supporters are involved in. The inclusion of an event on the list does not imply that it is endorsed by the PPU.

If you are involved in organising other events that you think should be listed here please contact us at You might also be interested in the Network for Peace's more detailed list of events organised by groups concerned with peace.

International Conscientious Objectors' Day

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Every year on May 15th we remember conscientious objectors both past and present. Around the world many people are imprisoned or forced to flee their home countries for refusing to join the armed forces. On May 15th we stand in solidarity with them, as well as celebrating the memory of those throughout history who have resisted conscription.

International Conscientious Objectors' Day - Liverpool

Wednesday 15 May 2024 12:00 pm

Gather at St George's Hall steps close to the war monument. Pax Christi will remember and share the testimonies of past and present Conscientious Objectors with an update from War Resisters International of countries that do not recognise conscientious objection.

International Conscientious Objectors' Day - Wokingham

Wednesday 15 May 2024 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

All are welcome to attend this commemoration of CO Day in Wokingham.

National Ceremony - International Conscientious Objectors' Day - London and Online

Wednesday 15 May 2024 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Please join us in Tavistock Square for speeches and music in front of the conscientious objectors' memorial stone. This year the ceremony will pay tribute to the struggles of COs in Israel, as well as in Russia, Ukraine and many other countries around the world.

International Conscientious Objectors Day - National Memorial Arboretum

Wednesday 15 May 2024 2:30 pm

On May 15th 2024 there will be a Quaker Meeting for Worship at the Quaker Service Memorial, located at the National Memorial Arboretum.