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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BAFTA and Oscar award winning Actor Sir Mark Rylance put together a video detailing his ‘statement of conscience’ and his reasons for being a conscientious objector.
We are asking our friends in the peace movement to share this video in support of Conscience – all at the same time, on social media.
Would you be willing to share this simple message on social media at 12.30pm on Friday the 17th of March?
#MarkRylance tells us why he supports #TaxesforPeace. Become a conscientious objector today. https://youtu.be/-uqJvUDzt7c
You can do so clicking the link below and it will do all the hard work for you!
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Here at Conscience, we want to create a world where taxes are used to nurture peace, not pay for war.
This is why Conscience is looking to attend the International Peace Bureau (IPB) World Congress 2016 in Berlin, taking place from 30 September – 3 October, but it’s going to cost us £1,500 to attend so we need your help!
The aim of the congress is to bring the issue of military spending into the public domain and strengthen the global community of activism.
Our attendance to this congress is essential and will mean that we can:
- Train – to learn how to be better achieve social change from the best peacebuilding organisations in the world.
- Teach – to share our parliamentary knowledge with others.
- Network – to build relationships across the peace sector.
- Co-ordinate – to unite with other peace tax campaigners and be more effective in our campaigning.