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Events

CCND events

7 March: Christian CND Embassies Walk. This year the walk will be focussing on the Nuclear Ban Treaty, and we will be visiting embassies of countries closely involved with the negotiations.  We will meet at 11am in St Martin-in-the-Fields for a short service followed by a light lunch and briefings. We aim to start the walk around 1pm. Check back here later for timetable and embassies we will be visiting. If you think you’re going to join us it is helpful to let us have your name as some (though not all) embassies want visitors names in advance.
Get in touch if you wish to join us in Vienna.
This is a useful briefing from NCPO (printed copies available from Pax Christi)

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

UK events

1 March: Ash Wednesday. The Annual act of prayer, witness and resistance to nuclear war preparations. In London, there will hold an event near/around the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall. 3 – 4.30pm.
In Liverpool there will be a public act of repentance for preparations for Nuclear war (replacement of the Trident weapons system).  Gather on the steps of St Luke’s, the bombed church and then process through city centre. 4.25 – 5.25. http://paxchristi.org.uk/In Faslane there will be an Ash Wednesday Witness at the South Gate, Faslane Naval Base, Garelochhead Helensburgh G84 0EH. 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm. Please get in touch for further information: glw@catholicworker.org.uk http://paxchristi.org.uk

1 March: Global ban lobby of parliament. CND is calling on the UK government to play a constructive role in the negotiations to establish a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, which is supported by more than 120 countries. We have called a lobby of MPs to give you the chance to persuade your member of Parliament.  The CND team will be in parliament on the day to give any information or support you may need. 020 7700 2393. http://bit.ly/2jDY12J If you can’t go please write to your MP.

2 March: Spring Concert for Peace. Musicians for Peace and Disarmament (MPD). All proceeds from Musicians for Peace & Disarmament concerts go to organisations in the peace movement. Tickets: £15 Concessions: £10. 7pm at Hinde Street Methodist Church 19 Thayer Street London W1U 2QJ. Book online (with no booking fee) at www.wegottickets.com/event/386634
Or purchase tickets with cash on the door.

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.

4 March: NHS not Trident bloc at It’s Our NHS demonstration. March in support of the NHS, and against Trident.  Assemble 12noon in Tavistock Square. Full info, transport and supporting organisations: www.ournhs.info / contact@ournhs.info https://www.facebook.com/events/1771664639725061/

8 March: International Women’s Day. On this International Women’s Day celebrate Women Peacemakers!  Use the Pax Christi postcard to write to a woman/women you know who inspire you as peacemakers.  Pack of 20 cards £1.50. 020 8203 4884 http://paxchristi.org.uk/  Or buy a copy of CCND’s Sheroes, published for International Women’s Day 2011. Shop

10 – 12 March: The things that make for peace. A joint conference by the Methodist Peace Fellowship, Anglican Pacifist Fellowship and Fellowship of Reconciliation. Luther king House, Manchester M14 5JP. The event is ecumenical, and open to people of all faiths and none. Any questions, call 01865 250781. Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk

11 March: Fukushima March on Parliament. Assemble 12 noon for 12:30 start outside Japanese Embassy, 101 Piccadilly, London. March to Parliament for rally in front of Statue of George, Old Palace Yard.
https://rememberfukushima.org/

15 March: Fukushima Parliamentary Public Meeting. Public meeting to discuss ‘Fukushima after Six Years’ with Dr. Ian Fairlie, Margaret Ritchie MP, Professor Andy Blowers. Chaired by Catherine West MP (Shadow Foreign Secretary). 7pm-9pmCommitte Room 9, House of Commons, Westminster, London.

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

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

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/

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. More details tba.  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