Christian CND events
20 March: Embassies Walk. Join us as we visit the London embassies of key states to discuss the progress of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. Meet at 11am at Dick Sheppard Chapel, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London for a short service before the walk. We will have briefings and lunch in the cafe after 11.30am and the first embassy visits will be after 1pm. If you are planning on coming it’s a good idea to let us know 020 7700 4200, as some (but not all) embassies will require visitors’ names in advance.
1 April: Easter Sunday. Vigil, speakers, tying of dove shapes and messages of peace to the fences, and more at Aldermaston 12noon. Interfaith vigil at 1.30pm.
6 October: Christian CND Annual General Meeting. Coventry. More details later.
12 & 21 March: Lenten vigils in Birmingham challenge support for the arms trade @ HSBC Bank. Organised by Midlands Christian Action, the group will be holding prayer and protest vigils outside HSBC on the corner of New Street and Corporation Street, for the season of Lent, and calling on HSBC to cease their support for arms trade companies through investments, loans and other financial services. Each vigil will be from 8.30am – 9.30am. Info: Martin Newell, Austin SmithHouse, 96 Ivor Road, Sparkhill, B11 4NX. Tel: 0121 772 7933
1 April: Easter Sunday. CND 60th Anniversary events at Aldermaston with speeches, music and memories at AWE Aldermaston, where CND held its first ever demonstration. CND 020 7700 2393.
11 – 12 April: DSEI Arms Fair Trials. Come and support protesters on trial for blocking weapons deliveries to the DSEI arms fair. The trial begins at 10am each day. Stratford Magistrates Court, 389-397 High St, London E15 4SB. For more information contact Trident Ploughshares by phoning 0345 3488 363 or emailing email@example.com
20 – 22 April: Fellowship of Reconciliation annual conference is another joint event with the Anglican and Methodist Peace Fellowships, at Hinsley Hall 62 Headingley Ln, Leeds LS6 2BX. 01865 250781 http://www.for.org.uk/ Wheelchair accessible.
26 April: Chernobyl Day. http://www.chernobyl.info/
27 April: From Trident to What? Defence, Jobs and Diversification. 7pm-9:30pm. Friends Meeting House, 56 St Helen’s St, Derby DE1 3HY. As part of Derby Peace Week, Derby CND hosts this debate on Trident and defence diversification. Speakers include Chris Williamson MP, Hilary Wainwright (Red Pepper) and Dave Webb (CND Chair). For more information contact 07557 271015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
15 May: International Conscientious Objector’s Day. https://www.wri-irg.org/
12 noon event in Tavistock Square London and other locations around the country. More UK events: http://www.ppu.org.uk/coday
19 May: Levellers’ Day, Burford, Oxfordshire. http://levellersday.wordpress.com/
24 May: International Women’s Day for Disarmament. https://www.womenpeacemakersprogram.org/
26 – 27 May: Big Church Day Out. Wiston House, West Sussex. CCND will be there, if you are too, come and say hello! https://bigchurchdayout.com/south
4 June: Campaigning in the Age of Trump: CND at 60 public lecture. CND General Secretary Kate Hudson delivers this public lecure to celebrate the 60th anniversary of CND and discuss her upcoming book. The event will be chaired by Mary Kaldor, a Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit in the LSE Department of International Development. 6.30 – 8pm. Wolfson Lecture Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE. http://www.lse.ac.uk/
16 June: 33rd Annual Celebration at the London Peace Pagoda. Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ. 2pm email@example.com 020 7228 9620.
16 June: Yorkshire CND Spring Peace & Craft Fair. A summer fundraiser this year with a fantastic array of craft stalls, delicious vegetarian food, campaigns and complementary therapies. Victoria Hall, Saltaire, Shipley BD18 3JS. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01274 730795
20 – 22 July: NJPN Annual Conference 2018. National Justice and Peace Network in partnership with Housing Justice, Church Action on Poverty, Prison Advice and Care Trust. A conference to explore the meaning of ‘home’ in the context of being a church of the poor. The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. Tel: 020 7901 4864. http://www.justice-and-peace.org.uk/
6 August: Hiroshima Day. 12 Noon commemoration in Tavistock Square, London. https://www.londoncnd.org/
6- 7 pm Commemoration in Coventry. http://www.coventrycathedral.org.uk/
Anniversary of the execution of Franz Jägerstätter
9 August: Nagasaki Day.
London Peace walk from Westminster Cathedral (TBC) to the London Peace Pagoda, followed by a Lantern-Floating Ceremony at sunset. Timing and more details later. email@example.com tel: 020 7228 9620.
24 – 27 August: Greenbelt Festival. Boughton House, Northants. NN14 3AG. http://www.greenbelt.org.uk/
21 September: International Day of Peace. http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/
22 September: Nae Nukes Anywhere March & Rally Faslane, Scotland! International campaigners from across the world support Scotland. Scottish CND is inviting them to join us in challenging the UK Government to sign the Nuclear Ban Treaty, enter negotiations and scrap their nuclear policies. Tel. 0141 357 1529 https://www.facebook.com/ http://www.banthebomb.org/
14 – 21 October: Week of Prayer for World Peace. http://www.weekofprayerforworldpeace.com/
For more UK nuclear disarmament events see: http://www.cnduk.org
For UK peace events see: http://www.networkforpeace.org.uk
23 April – 4 May: Second Preparatory Committee of the NPT 2020 Review Conference. Geneva. http://tinyurl.com/ybvrxmvd.
11 – 12 July 2018: Protest at NATO summit in Brussels. CND will be protesting against the nuclear-armed, military alliance NATO at its 2018 summit. More information to follow soon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7700 2393 with any questions.
26 September: The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, a day for public awareness and education about the threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons and to mobilize international efforts towards achieving the common goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world. – See more at: http://www.un.org/en/events/nuclearweaponelimination/