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Thu, 13 Dec


University of Leeds

The Future of Peace, Disarmament & CO

You are invited to our AGM. After a short business meeting, we will review our progress over the last 12 months and begin to discuss and debate our plans for the future of the campaign. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion on the topic of “What would a Minister for Peace do?".

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The Future of Peace, Disarmament & CO
The Future of Peace, Disarmament & CO

Time & Location

13 Dec 2018, 18:00

University of Leeds, Woodhouse, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

About the Event

In 2016, the Labour party announced that it would establish a Minister for Peace and Disarmament (MPD) if it formed the next government. Fabian Hamilton MP was appointed the Shadow MPD to develop the role and work on a ‘peace doctrine’ to outline the post’s underlying principles and remit. Conscience fully supports the idea of a MPD in government and believes that a Ministry for Peace is the right place to put taxes that would otherwise be used for war and preparation for war.   

Conscience's main aim is to raise awareness in local communities about the history and ongoing struggles for the right to conscientious objection, pass the Peace Tax bill in parliament, resist the escalation of warfare and encourage greater participation from local communities on anti-war issues. This public meeting will discuss the above mentioned through the spectrum of a MPD, it's overall implications on the Peace Tax campaign and how a MPD could work with other government departments to ensure the UK has an ethical foreign policy.   

Speakers include: 

Fabian Hamilton MP for Leeds North East  

Dr Clive Barrett, Peace Movement historian  

Dr Tim Street, academic and writer of MPD report  

Celia McKeon, Rethinking Security  

Where? Beechgrove room, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT 

When? 13th December, 6pm to 8pm 

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