3 May: No More Nuclear Victims. A conversation on the place of ‘Peace’ and ‘the Victim/Victims’ in different Faith traditions and their application to nuclear weapons, the NPT and the coming Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. Speakers include Tarafa Baghajati, Chair, Austrian Muslim Initiative and Murphy Yanashima, Program Officer for Peace and Human Rights, Soka Gakkai International. This is a public meeting during the NPT PrepCom in Vienna. 6.30pm at the Donau City Church (just outside the International Centre) in Vienna. All welcome.
25 November: Christian CND Annual General Meeting. Venue tba.
2 March – 30 April: 20 millisieverts per year: An exhibition about Fukushima. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London. Contact Conway Hall before visiting as opening hours vary: 020 7405 1818.
Until 28 August: People Power: Fighting for Peace Exhibition. London Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ. This exhibition in the London Imperial War Museum explores how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war and conflict since the First World War. http://www.iwm.org.uk/exhibitions/iwm-london/fighting-for-peace
15 May: International Conscientious Objector’s Day. Events around the country. email@example.com
In London, there will be CO Day event in Tavistock Square at 12noon. There will be some short speeches, songs led by Sue Gilmurray, a minute’s silence, and flowers laid at the stone, as we remember the COs of all countries and all times. Guest speakers: Sir Mark Rylance and Nick Jeffrey (Vietnam War draft resister). firstname.lastname@example.org
3 June: Peace History Conference at the Imperial War Museum, London. Organised by Movement for the Abolition of War. http://www.abolishwar.org.uk/
17 June: No Need for Nuclear: the Renewables are Here. CND hosts this one day national conference to discuss how renewable energy can and should replace nuclear energy production. Experts say renewable energy is safer, healthier, more sustainable, quicker and cheaper. Join us to hear the facts. Tickets £10/£5 10:15am-5pm (Registration and refreshments from 9:45am) Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London. Contact email@example.com / 020 7700 2393.
17 June: Day of Action in support of the Global Nuclear Ban. Women Ban the Bomb is a women-led initiative calling for people of all genders, sexual orientations, ages, races, abilities, nationalities, cultures, faiths, political affiliations and backgrounds to rally and march on Saturday, June 17th 2017 in New York City and around the world in support of the negotiations. Actions around the world. https://www.womenbanthebomb.org/
8 – 16 July: Disarmament camp at Coulport in the West of Scotland. As the Global Nuclear Ban Treaty conference finishes in New York we will gather to disrupt the Trident submarine bases at Faslane & Coulport. Contact Jane Tallents firstname.lastname@example.org http://tridentploughshares.org
21 – 23 July: A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor – the challenge of Pope Francis. National Justice & Peace Network 39th Annual Conference. The Hayes, Swanwick, Derbyshire. http://www.justice-and-peace.org.uk/conference/
27 – 31 July: Peace News Summer Camp. Nr Diss, Norfolk. Join people from across the broad spectrum of the British peace movement for five days of exploration, celebration and empowerment. 020 7278 3344. email@example.com http://peacenewscamp.info/
6 August: Hiroshima Day.
London: 12noon in Tavistock Square, annual London Region CND event. firstname.lastname@example.org 0207 607 2302
6 – 9 August: Hiroshima-Nagasaki fast. Details tba. Report on last year’s fast.
9 August: Nagasaki Day.
London: Peace Walk from Westminster Cathedral to the London Peace Pagoda followed by a Lantern-floating ceremony at sunset. Times tbc. 020 7228 9620.
25 – 28 August: Greenbelt. Greenbelt is an arts, faith and justice festival. Our theme for the festival is The Common Good. Boughton House in Northamptonshire. Info: 0207 329 0038. http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/
4-8 September: Trident Ploughshares will be taking part in the week of action against DSEI, the world’s largest arms fair. Contact Chris Bluemel email@example.com
4 — 11 September: Stop the Arms Fair week of action. ExCeL Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL 020 7281 0297 https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/
12 – 15 September: DSEI, the world’s largest arms fair, at Excel Centre, London.
14 – 15 October: CND Conference. Including the AGM and policy conference and a day of public discussion & debate. More details tba. http://www.cnduk.org/
For more UK nuclear disarmament events see: http://www.cnduk.org
For UK peace events see: http://www.networkforpeace.org.uk
2 – 12 May 2017: 2017 NPT Preparatory Committee. Vienna, Austria. http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/ Christian CND will be there. We are organising an Interfaith meeting on 3rd May 6.30-9pm in the Donau Kirke, next door to the International Centre where the PrepCom is held. All welcome.
15 June – 7 July: Negotiations to prohibit nuclear weapons. New York. http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/
7 – 14 October: Keep Space for Peace Week. Join the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space as they commemorate Keep Space for Peace Week. Events happening across the UK, as well as the rest of the world – more information to follow. http://www.space4peace.org/