This page began life as a page dedicated to those who have suffered from the war in Iraq. It has since grown to take on a new meaning and is now about remembering the lives that have been lost through war and why we work towards a future where conflict is resolved through non-violent means.
In peace, for peace, for taxes for peace not war,
The conscience team
|Conscientious Objector Edna St. Vincent Millay
(1892 – 1950)
I shall die, but
that is all that I shall do for Death.
I hear him leading his horse out of the stall;
I hear the clatter on the barn-floor.
He is in haste; he has business in Cuba,
business in the Balkans,
many calls to make this morning.
But I will not hold the bridle
while he cinches the girth.
And he may mount by himself:
I will not give him a leg up.
|‘There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.’ – A J Muste|
| Futility – Wilfred Owen
Move him into the sun-
Gently its touch awoke him once,
At home, whispering of fields unsown.
Always it woke him, even in France,
Until this morning and this snow.
If anything might rouse him now
The kind old sun will know.
|‘Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary’
|‘I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in’
George McGovern, former US Senator
Peace drawn and donated by a member of conscience
|“I’ve worked for charities and good causes, but somehow none of them felt as important as knowing that I’m working towards peace. It’s such a fundamental idea that reaches across cultures, countries, problems, lifestyles… whatever someone’s political inclination, the agreement that peace is desirable seems to be universal. We may not agree about how to work towards such an elusive and complex goal as ‘peace’, but knowing I’m doing what I can means everything to me.” ANONYMOUS|
|‘If I pay a hit man to kill someone it is quite rightly a crime.
But I can’t avoid paying the government to hire people to kill people
who have not even offended me in any way.’
quote from our online peace tax return
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