Christian CND events

12 March: Embassies Walk. Join us on a walk to various London Embassies of nuclear-weapons states to discuss their countries’ progress with nuclear disarmament and (probably) some of the non-nuclear states as well to discuss what plans they have for the forthcoming conferences on nuclear disarmament. Walk or take a bus! Will start at St Martin-in-the-Fields for a short prayer service then briefings in the cafe. All welcome. Join us for a single visit or the whole walk (walks are split into three routes). Timings, routes, embassies to visit will be decided in due course. Put the date in your diary now! NB Some embassies will need visitor names in advance, so it’s helpful if you let us know if you’re definitely coming (but other embassies don’t so it’s still worth coming along).

UK events

20 January: Peace Sunday. The theme for 2019 is  Good politics serves peace”. Pax Christi  has resource materials available to mark and celebrate the day. http://paxchristi.org.uk/news-and-events/peace-sunday/

20 – 23 February: Church of England Synod, Westminster

23 February: Church and Peace Conference, Bull Street Quaker Meeting House, Birmingham. www.church-and-peace.org

6 March: Ash Wednesday. Witness at the Ministry of Defence, London. Timings etc to follow. Contact Pax Christi 020 8203 4884
http://paxchristi.org.uk/news-and-events/events-calendar/

8 – 10 March: Pathways to Peace Conference. A joint event with Anglican Pacifist Fellowship and other Christian Peace Organisations including Fellowship of Reconciliation and Methodist Peace Fellowship. Keynote Speaker: Fabian Hamilton MP, Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament. Hinsley Hall 62 Headingley Ln, Leeds LS6 2BX. https://www.anglicanpeacemaker.org.uk/

12 – 21 April: Holy Week Walking Pilgrimage. Student Cross is a Christian pilgrimage organised by and for students, young adults, and pilgrims of all ages, which began in 1948. London to Walsingham. http://www.studentcross.org.uk/about.htm

25 – 26 May: Big Church Day Out. Whiston House, West Sussex.  https://bigchurchdayout.com/south

19 – 21 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/

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

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

International Events

29 April – 10 May: NPT PrepCom, New York.  https://www.un.org/disarmament/wmd/nuclear/npt2020/prepcom2019/

17 – 19 May 2019: Church and Peace AGM and international conference. Berlin, Germany. More info:  https://www.church-and-peace.org/en/events/

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