International Conscientious Objectors’ Day

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International Conscientious Objectors’ Day

15 May @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

There are three events commemorating International Conscientious Objectors’ Day:

NATIONAL ONLINE CEREMONY 2021 – 4.30 – 5.30 PM

Due to Coronavirus restrictions this year’s National Ceremony will be online, with a live stream from Tavistock Square where the event usually takes place. Simply visit this page at 4.30pm on Saturday 15th May to watch the live stream. There will be a minute’s silence, songs and speeches from around the UK and beyond including:

– Israeli conscientious objector Atalya Ben Abbah

– Natalia García Cortés from War Resisters’ International in Colombia

– Actor Michael Mears live from the Conscientious Objectors’ Commemorative Stone in Tavistock Square, London

The event will be streamed live via Youtube. There is no need to register in advance, but if you want you can register here for email updates.

ONLINE WORKSHOP – CREATE YOUR OWN EMBROIDERY PEACE HANDKERCHIEF – 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Join this online workshop with Opposing War Memorial lead artist Kate Ive. Create a peace handkerchief of your own design with Kate’s help. She will give some background to the upcoming memorial to be installed in Princes Street Gardens and help you design your handkerchief.

Please note that you need to register on Eventbrite before Monday 10th May in order to receive the embroidery kit before the workshop. Anyone registering after that date is welcome to join but might have to provide their own materials.

Organised by the Peace & Justice (Scotland).

CEREMONY – MULTI-FAITH LEICESTER AND INTERNATIONAL – 6:30 – 7:30 PM

“I am a conscientious objector for life!” – Kees Nieuwerth (Quaker, Church and Peace Board Member. Vice President, Council of Churches in the Netherlands)

Singing, poetry, and above all stories of courageous conscientious objectors – Christian, Buddhist, Jain, Secularist from Leicester, Nelson, London, Netherlands and Germany. The ceremony will end with the challenge of how we can be conscientious objectors today against things like nuclear weapons, climate change, poverty, racism and sexism. Translations into Dutch, French, German and English.

Please register for the Zoom Link here.

Details

Date:
15 May
Time:
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Organiser

Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (YCND)
Phone:
01274 730 795
Email:
info@yorkshirecnd.org.uk
View Organiser Website

Venue

Yorkshire United Kingdom + Google Map