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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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In conversation with Mark Rylance and Caroline Lucas

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Conscience invites you for an evening with Sir Mark Rylance and Caroline Lucas for a discussion on “What Does an Ethical Foreign Policy Look Like?”

Mark Rylance is an international star of stage and screen, having been artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre for 10 years before winning a Best Actor Oscar for Bridge of Spies and a BAFTA for his starring role in Wolf Hall. Mark supported Ruth Cadbury’s “Taxes for Peace” Bill last year and supports the Peace Pledge Union, Peace Direct and the Stop the War Coalition.

Mark with be speaking to Caroline Lucas in this special event. Caroline Lucas is the co-leader of the Green Party and the former Vice Chair of the Stop The War Campaign. Caroline has been one of a handful of MP’s at the forefront of the promotion of radical policy in Parliament and advocating a shift away from militarism.

Conscience is excited to have two of the UK’s most prolific and well-known peace campaigners joining forces for this initiative. Amongst topics of discussion will be the concept of a Minister for Peace, asking what a minister for peace might do, and how we might resolve international conflict without resorting to violence.

Would you back a minister for peace? Come along and discuss the arguments in favour of what constitutes a radical shift in modern political ethos.

The event will take place at:

House of Commons, Portcullis House, Boothroyd Room
18th of October

7.15pm for a prompt 7.30pm start
If you would like to come along, please visit this link on Eventbrite. Capacity is very limited and this will be a sellout, so reserve your free place now, but please consider making a donation to support this event.

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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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