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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Last week the Guardian published an article interviewing three descendants of conscientious objectors. These descendants along with many others will be attending the International Conscientious Objectors’ day ceremony in Tavistock Square, London WC1, at noon on 15 May.
conscience was sad to hear about the passing of Dr Lorna Arnold OBE last month on the 25th March 2014 but is glad to remember […]
conscience has been out and about engaging in activities that focus on WWI. Below are our thoughts on a couple of events recently attended. Looking […]
Join conscience and many other organisations to celebrate the 4th Global Day of Action on Military Spending on the 14th April 2014. The global aim […]
War doesn’t work… but peacebuilding does. We hope you’ll get involved with our exciting new campaign, ‘meet the real peacebuilders’, in which we are working with ordinary women and men who build peace in their communities, across the world, each and every day.
This year, of course, we are all thinking about the centenary of the First World War. We are reminded of the suffering and the staggering numbers of the dead; we are reminded of the Somme and the trenches, the war’s poets and letters sent home to loved ones; we remember ‘the 11th hour’ each November and think of poppies blooming across the battlefields. Find out more…