Christian CND events

Zoom Prayer Meetings: We’ll be gathering together to pray for our nation and our world. For more information and the link to join the meetings contact CCNDdevelopment@cnduk.org

3 October 2020: Christian CND Annual General Meeting and Conference. Heaton Baptist Church, Heaton Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5HN. One of the guest speakers will be Nick Megoran,  lecturer in political geography at the University of Newcastle, specialising in geopolitics, religion and the war on terror. Nick is also Co-convenor of the Martin Luther King Peace Committee https://research.ncl.ac.uk/martinlutherking/ More details later but please put the date in your diary! All welcome.

UK events
(Some events will be cancelled, please do check before going along!)

17 – 19 July: Vision—Action for Life on Earth. 42nd Annual Justice & Peace Conference.  The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire DE55 1AU. Event cancelled. Further details on future event: www.justice-and-peace.org.uk

6 August: Hiroshima Day.
Online event: THE PRIEST’S TALE is an adaptation by actor/playwright Michael Mears of one of the survivor’s accounts from John Hersey’s classic book HIROSHIMA (published by Penguin). At 7.30pm on August 6th, the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bomb, Michael Mears will perform this story with live violin accompaniment by Chihiro Ono. (Duration approx. 50 mins.) Directorial supervision is by Rosamunde Hutt and the event is co-hosted with the Peace and Justice Centre, Edinburgh. www.sandsfilms.co.uk
Annual Hiroshima Day event in Tavistock Square London. 12noon. Org by London Region CND. 020 7607 2302 info@londoncnd.org https://www.londoncnd.org/
MILTON KEYNES: Reflection on Hiroshima Day, 8.15am at MK Rose, Campbell Park MK9 4AJ. And at 7.30pm, Lantern Floating Ceremony, Peace Pagoda, Willen Lake, MK15 0BA. 01908 663652. mkpeacepagoda@gmial.com

9 August: Nagasaki Day. Anniversary of the execution of Franz Jägerstätter.
Online event: THE DOCTOR’S TALE is an edited version by actor/playwright Michael Mears of NAGASAKI 1945, an account by a young doctor, Tatsuichiro Akizuki, working in a small hospital in Nagasaki at the time of the second atomic bomb, detailing how he and his small staff, with very limited supplies, survived that day and the following weeks. At 7.30pm on August 9th, the 75th anniversary of the Nagasaki bomb, a Japanese actor (casting tbc) will give a livestreamed rehearsed reading of this story, with support from Michael Mears and with live atmospheric musical accompaniment by Chihiro Ono. (Duration approx. 75 minutes.) www.sandsfilms.co.uk

London: Nagasaki Day Peace Walk from Westminster Cathedral (tbc) to the London Peace Pagoda, followed by a Lantern-lighting ceremony at sunset. 020 7228 9620. londonpeacepagoda@gmail.com – CANCELLED.

For more UK nuclear disarmament events see: http://www.cnduk.org

For UK peace events see: http://www.networkforpeace.org.uk

International Events

4-29 January 2021 (provisional date): NPT Review Conference in New York. https://www.un.org/disarmament/wmd/nuclear/npt-review-conferences/
Reaching Critical Will: http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/resources/calendar/event/13685-2020-npt-review-conference

For more international events see:
International Peace Bureau
Reaching Critical Will (a project of Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom)
Friends Committee on National Legislation