The Peace Agenda – A Story of Conscience

by Outreach ~ October 22nd, 2015. Filed under: News.

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On Thursday 29th October we will be hosting a discussion about conscientious objection: Where and when does conscientious objection occur in British society? How does the legal recognition of conscience compare to the reality?  How do we resist militarism?

We will be hearing from John Bourton, a member of Veterans For Peace, about his experiences of conscientious objection within the armed forces, and what options soldiers have if they begin to find they have moral objections to their jobs.

We are excited to invite you to this open discussion which promises to be incredibly powerful and thought-provoking. By listening to a first-hand experience, we hope to make you think about what it means to have a conscientious objection to war, and how our institutions cater for conscience.

We will also be discussing the Bill that we are introducing to Parliament in March of 2016, which would allow the right of conscientious objection to military taxation. We warmly invite you to bring your thoughts and questions about this cause.

Space is limited so please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to attend!

For more information about Veterans For Peace, please visit their website http://veteransforpeace.org.uk/

Please register through Eventbrite or Meetup:

Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-story-of-conscience-tickets-19077377951
Meetup:     http://www.meetup.com/The-Peace-Agenda-London/


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