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conscience TAXES FOR PEACE NOT WAR, works for a world where taxes are used to nurture peace, not pay for war.

We campaign for a progressive increase in the amount of UK tax spent on peacebuilding, and a corresponding decrease in the amount spent on war and preparation for war. We also campaign for the legal right of those with a conscientious objection to war to have the entire military part of their taxes spent on peacebuilding.

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Minister for Peace Report Parliamentary launch

Conscience: Taxes for Peace Not War will be hosting the parliamentary launch of its flagship report “Minister for Peace – Security in the 21st Century” on 5th July. We will be joined by the Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament Fabian Hamilton MP.

The appointment of a Shadow Minister for Peace is a landmark achievement of the anti-war movement. But the work has only just begun on crafting a platform that can help shift our foreign policy away from aggressive military interventions and towards peaceful means of resolving conflicts.

Conscience has appointed Tim Street, an academic from Warwick University, to write a report on the how a Minister for Peace might work in government, what its priorities should be and how it can transform British foreign policy.

We will be launching this report with leading lights from the anti-war movement, MPs and NGOs. More importantly, we need you to be involved in developing a platform for peace. Come join us in Parliament on July 5th for a discussion on the Minister for Peace and what it means for the future of the peace movement.

Speakers include:

  • Fabian Hamilton MP
  • Chris Williamson MP
  • Paul Mason, Journalist and Broadcaster
  • Edward Canfor-Dumas, Expert on conflict management
  • Tim Street, Researcher (Conscience) and academic at Warwick University
  • Ryvka Barnard, Head of Militarism and Security – War on Want (Chair)

Tickets are free but please consider making a donation to support the promotion of the report.

Recommended donations:

  • £5 Concession
  • £10 Standard
  • £25 Solidarity

PLEASE RSVP VIA EVENTBRITE:

 Eventbrite - Minister for Peace report Parliamentary launch

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Our appeal has had a particularly good response from our supporters this year – thank you all so much! Your money will go towards helping us campaign for the rights of conscientious objectors. This year we are focusing on our Taxes for Peace Bill, presented by Ruth Cadbury MP, which aims to allow conscientious objectors the option to divert their taxes from armaments and the military to peaceful methods of conflict resolution like mediation and diplomacy. Your support is integral to keeping our organisation running and campaigning so we shall say it again, thank you.

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