On Saturday May 15th at 2pm Sheffield Creative Action for Peace laid a white poppy wreath at the Cenotaph in Barkers Pool to mark International Conscientious Objectors Day. This year, as always, we wanted to pay our respects to conscientious objectors from our past, the men and women who stood for peace at risk of their own life and liberty when all around were calling for war. We also wanted to show solidarity with those who are suffering imprisonment and stigma today for refusing to carry out military service in countries where there is still no right to register as a Conscientious Objector.
We believe it is particularly important to raise awareness of the campaigns against the human and financial costs of war right now. We should be cooperating worldwide to help each other to survive the global pandemic. We do not want to see more and more investment in the arms industries and war machines that destroy communities, support systems and environments and force people to become refugees and leave their homes and livelihoods.
Sheffield Creative Action for Peace (SCRAP)