Christian CND events

29 June: Molesworth Peace Garden, outside RAF Molesworth, PE28 0QA. Christian CND has been working with others to restore the Molesworth Peace Garden as a witness for peace outside the base. Please join us for an event on 29 June at 11am to rededicate the site and hear from those involved in the incredible history of Molesworth. More details available on our dedicated page: christiancnd.org.uk/molesworth-peace-garden/

26 October: Christian CND Conference and AGM, Brentwood Cathedral, Ingrave Road, CM15 8AT. Save the date, more information will appear soon.

UK events

1 July: In the age of Trump, Putin and Xi (President of China) has the risk of war grown? Public meeting with Kate Hudson and Richard Norton-Taylor (ex-writer for the Guardian on defence and security matters). 7 – 8.30pm. Hornsey Moravian Church, Priory Road, London N8 7HR. Info: David, 020 7700 2393 davidtrpolden1@gmail.com

12 July: Musicians for Peace and Disarmament (MPD) Concert for Peace. Pianist Viv McLean presents an exciting and wide-ranging programme from Beethoven’s fantastical “Moonlight” Sonata to Gershwin’s jazzy Rhapsody in Blue. All proceeds go to organisations in the peace movement. 7pm at Hinde Street Methodist Church, 19 Thayer Street, London W1U 2QJ. £15/£10. Book online or cash on door.   www.mpdconcerts.org

26 – 28 July: Forgotten People, Forgotten Places; finding church on the margins. Annual Justice and Peace Conference. Confirmed speaker; Keith Hebden: Urban Theology Unit: http://utusheffield.org.uk/ Conference Chair; John Battle Former Labour MP. Chair, Leeds Diocese Justice and Peace Commission. The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, DE55 1AU. https://www.justice-and-peace.org.uk/

6 August: Hiroshima Day. Events around the country. In London, 12noon event in Tavistock Square.
London: Hiroshima Day Stall. (Also Nagasaki Day) Pax Christi stall engaging passers-by in anti-nuclear discussion.outside Westminster Cathedral. Westminster Cathedral 42 Francis St, SW1P 1QW. 020 8203 4884 info@paxchristi.org.uk

Maldon: Essex Christian CND annual Hiroshima Day Candle Service for Peace. 7.30pm All Saints, CM9 4QE. The service will be taken by the retired Canon Graham Blythe. Followed by refreshments. Info:  Beryl 01621 869860.

More events here:  http://www.networkforpeace.org.uk/category/areas-work/hiroshima-nagasaki-days

9 August: Nagasaki Day.
London: Nagasaki Day Stall.  Pax Christi stall engaging passers-by in anti-nuclear discussion.outside Westminster Cathedral. Westminster Cathedral 42 Francis St, SW1P 1QW. 020 8203 4884 info@paxchristi.org.uk 
London: Franz Jägerstätter memorial event in the crypt at Westminster Cathedral. All welcome. Not wheelchair accessible. 6.30pm. Westminster Cathedral 42 Francis St  SW1P 1QW. Info from Pax Christi. Followed by a Peace Walk, from the Cathedral to the London Peace Pagoda, followed by a Lantern-Lighting Ceremony at sunset.  londonpeacepagoda@gmail.com 020 7228 9620.

23 – 26 August: Greenbelt Festival, Boughton House, Northants.  https://www.greenbelt.org.uk/

2 – 13 September 2019: (Defence & Security Equipment International) Arms Fair, Docklands, London. Every two years, the global arms trade comes to London. DSEI, one of the world’s largest arms fairs, returns on 10 – 13 September 2019. Each day will have a focus:

  • Monday 2nd September: Stop Arming Israel
  • Tuesday 3rd September: No Faith in War
  • Wednesday 4th September: No Nuclear
  • Thursday 5th September: Conference at the Gates
  • Friday 6th September: Climate Justice
  • Saturday 7th September: Festival of Resistance
  • Sunday 8th September: Borders & Migration

  https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/  Facebook event

21 – 22 September: Action for Peace Weekend. A weekend camp marking International Peace Day, which will explore issues, attitudes and ethics related to nuclear weapons and war. Camping £20 per person for the weekend/£10 concessions; camper van £30. Vegetarian and vegan catering will be available at reasonable costs. Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford, OX10 6AN.  Info and bookings: 07974 916954 https://www.braziers.org.uk/action-for-peace/

19 – 20 October: CND Annual Conference. St Thomas’ Hospital, London, opposite the Houses of Parliament. enquiries@cnduk.org, or phone 0207 700 2393. https://cnduk.org/about/cnd-conference/

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

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

International Events

 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/

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