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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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Conscience is hiring!

Conscience is seeking a talented researcher to produce a report into the working of a potential new government post “The Minister for Peace and Disarmament”.

This short-term project-based role will require the candidate to hit the ground running, producing a 10,000-word report looking at how this government post could shape the interaction between defence, diplomacy and development.

The report would aim to make specific recommendations about how the post would work in practice and challenge established thinking in foreign policy.

Good research skills, as well as good writing skills and an excellent grasp of English, are essential. Also, a high level of knowledge about the peace sector and issues surrounding it are necessary. Specific knowledge about military expenditure, non-military security and conflict prevention would be desirable.

The ideal candidate will have a strong academic background with a solid understanding of how public policy works in Whitehall. This is expected to be a 12-week position finishing on completion of the report. This position is fully funded with the rate available on request.

Applications will require a CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role. Applications should be made to Campaign@ConscienceOnline.org.uk.

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Help Conscience recruit our newest member staff for this exciting new project.

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A Massive Thank You to Our Supporters!

Thank You

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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