Christian CND events

26 October: Christian CND Conference and AGM, Brentwood Cathedral, Ingrave Road, CM15 8AT. Speakers include: Theresa Alessandro the Director of Pax Christi will talk about her role as well as developments within the Catholic Church on the issues around nuclear weapons. Steve Hucklesby from the Joint Public Issues Team will talk about a new report on the financing of nuclear weapons, which UK based faith groups will publish in the autumn. Workshops include: Don’t Bank on the Bomb – sharing ideas for campaigning to encourage banks and institutions to stop financing nuclear weapons. Christian CND 60 – find out how you can get involved in our 60th birthday plans for 2020. Conflict and Climate Change – discussion around the impact of military activity, including nuclear weapons, on the climate. Includes a short documentary. 10.15 – 2.45, Conference, followed by CCND AGM. Flyer

9 November: Pugwash training day – DIY Video – Create compelling videos to spread the message. British Pugwash and Christian CND are co-hosting a media training day that will focus on how to produce compelling videos to promote a cause, explain an issue and reach new audiences. Free for Christian CND members. Manchester. See more here

UK events

7 – 18 October: XR Peace supporters will be blockading an area on the Embankment, London. CND will be supporting them. As well as a blockade there’ll be workshops, teach-ins, speakers, entertainment and more, so there’s plenty to do without risking arrest; 10am-12 noon and 2pm-4pm each day. Full line-up to be published soon. https://cnduk.org/cnd-at-xr-october-rebellion/

13 – 20 October: Week of Prayer for World Peace. The week leading towards UN Day was established in 1974 for people of Faith to focus on peace. Each year, the committee produces a leaflet of prayers and inspirational quotations for peace drawn from the major religious traditions of the world. Materials can be ordered from: 126 Manor Green Rd, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8LN j.jackson215@btinternet.com or maggiebrizzi@yahoo.co.uk  http://www.weekofprayerforworldpeace.com

19  October: CND AGM and Policy Conference. For full details, including registration, please visit https://cnduk.org/cnd-conference-2019/ 
20 October:
CND & IPB Conference: 21st century security – challenges and solutions. CND will host the Triennial Congress of the International Peace Bureau. Free and all welcome. St Thomas’ Hospital, London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. enquiries@cnduk.org, or phone 0207 700 2393.

24 – 30 October: UN Disarmament Week. The annual observance of Disarmament Week begins on the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, was called for to highlight the danger of the arms race, propagate the need for its cessation and increase public understanding of the urgent tasks of disarmament. http://www.un.org/en/events/disarmamentweek/

30 October: UN, Great Powers And World Peace. Uniting for Peace public meeting. Attlee’s Suite, Portcullis House, 1 Parliament Street, Westminster SW1A 2JR. Please arrive 30 minutes early to go through the security. vijay@vmpeace.org www.unitingforpeace.com

2 November: Rethinking Security – how Britain can think globally and act peacefully. Movement for the Abolition of War Annual Remembrance lecture. Speaker Richard Reeves, incoming co-ordinator, Rethinking Security. Tickets (free) can be booked at tiny url.com/MAW-lecture
2pm at Bloomsbury Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave London. MAW’s AGM will be in the morning at 11am.

2pm, Bloomsbury Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP. MAW’s AGM will be in the morning at 11am. www.abolishwar.org.uk

7 – 9 November: ‘This Evil Thing’. Michael Mears’ one-man play about Conscientious Objection in WW1. More info: https://michaelmears.org/ 7.30pm at Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane, Earlsfi eld, London SW18 4ES. Next to Earlsfield Station, 10 minutes from Waterloo. Tickets: £17.50 (concessions £13.50 / 16-25 year-olds £10) Book on 020 8333 4457 or at www.tara-arts.com

3 December: No to Trump, No to NATO. Donald Trump is set to visit London in December for the next NATO Heads of State summit. The summit will be a crucial opportunity for our movement to oppose Trump’s nuclear warmongering and interventionist agenda. enquiries@cnduk.org 020 7700 2393 https://cnduk.org/events/no-to-trump-no-to-nato-london-demonstration/

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

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

International Events

29 August: International Day Against Nuclear Tests.  https://www.un.org/en/events/againstnucleartestsday/index.shtml

26 September: International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. A UN Day to raise awareness about the catasrophic impacts of nuclear weapons tests or any other nuclear explosions. https://www.un.org/en/events/nuclearweaponelimination/

5 – 6 October: No War 2019: Pathways to Peace. World BEYOND War’s fourth annual global conference on the abolition of war. Includes a rally on the 6th at Shannon Airport, where U.S. military forces routinely pass through in violation of Irish neutrality.
9 to 6:30 Saturday October 5th, and 9 to 2:15 Sunday October 6th, followed by 3:00 to 5:00 rally and tour at Shannon Airport. Great National South Court Hotel Raheen Roundabout, Raheen, Limerick, V94 E77X. https://worldbeyondwar.org/nowar2019/

24 October: United Nations Day. https://www.un.org/en/events/unday/ 

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