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Events

CCND events

25 November: Christian CND Annual General Meeting. Venue tba.

UK events

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.

21 March: UN negotiations to ban nuclear weapons begin this March. Prospects of success? Speaker: Kate Hudson, General Secretary of CND. 7pm at The Community Room, The Picture House, Tottenham Lane, London N8. Org by Haringey CND. Info: 020 7607 2302, david.lrcnd@cnduk.org

27 March: Trident Ploughshares and friends. “Oyez Oyez, Good news from the United nations”.  Meet Trafalgar Square 9.30am for Town Crier Action. Small groups taking the news to central London venues. Contact Sylvia Boyes tridentsylvia@gmail.com

27 March: ‘No More Hibakusha’. A presentation by Reiko Yamada and Midori Yamada. London CND public meeting. 6.30 PM, Friends House, London NW1 2BJ. Free – tickets available.

28 March: Does Trump’s Arms Race Mean a Race to War? North London Stop the War hosts this meeting with CND General Secretary Kate Hudson and Jude Woodward (blogger, NewColdWar.org) on the implications of Trump’s Presidency in light of his pledge to enter into a new nuclear weapons arms race and his increasing hostility to China. 6:30-8pm Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton St, London. http://tinyurl.com/jzqo47l

29 March: Hibakusha will join the ‘Faslane Weekly Vigil’ Organised by Scottish CND Faslane North Gate, 4PM FREE, Open to the Public. http://cnduk.org/cnd-media/item/2693-hibakusha

9 – 13 April: Spring Harvest, Butlins, Skegness. CCND will have a stand here and advertisements in the programme, beamed into every Chalet and in the Christianity Magazine. If you are going, come and say hello! http://www.springharvest.org/

20 – 23 April: Global Days of Action on Military Spending. In the latest figures, world military expenditure was a massive $1.75 trillion. The UK ranked fifth, and will spend £46 billion in 2016/2017.  The government protects the military budget, while subjecting vital public services to drastic spending cuts. Now is the time to campaign against this spending and have it diverted towards social and environmental needs. See https://demilitarize.org.uk/ for more info.

15 May: International Conscientious Objector’s Day. Events around the country. mail@coproject.org.uk

3 June: Peace History Conference at the Imperial War Museum, London. Organised by Movement for the Abolition of War. http://www.abolishwar.org.uk/

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 tp2000@gn.apc.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. peacenewscamp@googlemail.com http://peacenewscamp.info/

6 August: Hiroshima Day.
London: 12noon in Tavistock Square, annual London Region CND event. david.lrcnd@cnduk.org 0207 607 2302

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 chrisbluemel@yahoo.co.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

International Events

27 – 31 March 2017: Negotiations to prohibit nuclear weapons. New York. http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/

2 – 12 May 2017: 2017 NPT Preparatory Committee. Vienna, Austria. http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/   Christian CND will have a presence here. Get in touch if you wish to join us in Vienna.

15 June – 7 July: Negotiations to prohibit nuclear weapons. New York. http://www.reachingcriticalwill.org/

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