Events

Church of England General Synod

Bishop Stephen Cottrell is hosting a fringe meeting to discuss the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on Saturday 10 February at 10am. The meeting will take place at Church House, London. There is a possibility that Christian CND Members will be able to attend the meeting. Please email christians@cnduk.org before January 22nd if you are interested in attending.

Christian CND events

20 March: Embassies Walk. Join us as we visit the London embassies of the nuclear weapons states; plus a few other key embassies (including some of the countries which were important in drawing up the Nuclear Ban Treaty). Time and place to meet up tba. Check  back here later.

1 April: Easter Sunday. Vigil at Aldermaston 12noon. Details later.

UK events

22 January: Launch of Preston CND 6:30pm-8:30pm Black Horse, Preston PR1 2EJ. contact davsav29@live.co.uk

7 February: Merseyside CND AGM. 4pm at Merseyside CND Office, 151 Dale St, Liverpool L2 2AH. As well as the usual reports, elections and campaign plans, there are plans to show the film ‘The Man who Saved The World’. 0151 229 5282.

14 February: Ash Wednesday, 3pm at Victoria Embankment Gardens, then process to the Ministry of Defence. http://paxchristi.org.uk/

17 February: CND’s 60th anniversary celebration event, from 11am. Music, food, singing, storytelling and Bring Your Own Museum curated by The Peace Museum, 12 Piece Hall Road, Bradford BD1 1PJ. Exhibition starts on 12 January and continues to the end of February. More details from http://peacemuseum.org.uk/  01274 780241 info@peacemuseum.org.uk

22 February: Concert for Peace. MPD (Musicians for Peace & Disarmament) Patron Dame Emma Kirkby and her ensemble Dowland Works will perform at Rosslyn Hill Chapel, Hampstead. Info: info.mpdconcerts@gmail.com

3 March:  Reclaiming Gospel Nonviolence. As a follow up to the 2017 Perth conference, an Anglican-led day conference to consider further the theology of nonviolence. Threshold Centre, St John the Baptist, Princes Street, Perth PH2 8LJ. 07494 272595 tilly@apf.org.uk

10 March: Warwick Peace Conference. Student/Young Pugwash Annual Conference at Warwick University.  For more info visit: https://tinyurl.com/y9qrmkt2

1 April: Easter Sunday. CND 60th Anniversary events at Aldermaston.  CND 020 7700 2393.

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/

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/

16 June: 33rd Annual Celebration at the London Peace Pagoda. Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ. 2pm  londonpeacepagoda@gmail.com 020 7228 9620.

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,  SwanwickDerbyshire. http://www.justice-and-peace.org.uk/

6 August: Hiroshima Day.
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. londonpeacepagoda@gmail.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/

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

International Events

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 enquiries@cnduk.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/ 

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