13 July – Lobby of Parliament on Trident

July 13th, 2016

Lobby Card Members of the NCPO will be taking part in this Lobby on 13 July. We will also host a prayer service at 12 noon in the Dick Sheppard Chapel, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square ahead of the Lobby. Do join us!

Trident Dialogues

June 3rd, 2016

This short play, Trident Dialogues (PDF – Trident Dialogues booklet ), written by Northern Friends Peace Board member Jo Alberti, has been written to promote reflection on the morality and on some of the key issues connected with the possible commissioning of a successor the Trident nuclear weapons system by the UK government. We hope you find this short text helpful as a stimulus to discussion and action, whether you use it for read-throughs – or even short performances – by groups, or individually.

Trident Briefing 2016

June 2nd, 2016

2016 NCPO Trident briefing We have produced this Briefing to help individuals, organisations and churches engage in critical discussion on plans to replace Trident. Members of the NCPO are also supporting a Lobby of Parliament on Trident that will take place in London on 13 July.

21 May, Leeds Pax Christi Annual General Meeting

May 21st, 2016

This is an open invitation to members, supporters and friends to come and learn more about the work of Pax Christi, share ideas on peacemaking and be inspired by the peace witness of others, from the First World War to today. Register here
Morning: business matters and reports from the office team and group discussion on ‘good news’ stories of peacemaking
Lunch: please bring food for a shared lunch – drinks will be available

Afternoon: Subversive Peacemakers! A chance to hear the courageous stories of some of the Conscientious Objectors of the First World War through a illustrated and musical presentation offered by Clive Barrett, Chair of the Peace Museum, Bradford. Clive has gathered local stories and examples of the music that inspired CO’s in their struggle. A chance to sing along too!
We bring the theme up-to-date with the present day work of, long-standing peacemaker and founder of the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases, Lindis Percy.

14 May, Getting Our Peace Message into Mainstream Media

May 14th, 2016

At Methodist Central Hall, 10.30 – 5.00pm A one-day workshop for peace campaigners, hosted by Christian CND, Quaker Peace & Social Witness, Fellowship of Reconciliation and Pax Christi
More information here

Having More Productive Trident Conversations

April 9th, 2016

NFPB will be hosting a workshop with Tim Wallis from Quaker Peace and Social Witness
To take place at Swarthmoor Hall (Ulverston) on Saturday 9th April, 10.30 – 4.30
Please get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested in participating and/have any questions about this. CONTACT DETAILS – http://nfpb.org.uk/

‘I don’t know enough about it!’
‘They believe the papers. How can I show them another side?’
‘Is it OK to go one step at a time?’
‘How can I show them I respect them when they are so obviously WRONG?’
‘How do I even get started?’
Whether you are talking to your neighbour, your boss, a relative, member of your community group, you need the facts, but you also need to find ways to get on their wavelength, understand their anxieties, deal with any aggression and help them move forward.
Come and practise your communication skills and learn some new tips and techniques

29 February & 1 March: Oh what a lovely war-resistance! A musical evening of historic opposition to war.

February 29th, 2016

29th February at 7.00pm St Augustine’s Church, Mattison Road, London N4 1BG
1 March at 7.00pm, Hinde Street Methodist Church, London W1U 2QJ

Two evenings to commemorate the story and courage of First World War COs. Clive Barrett, Chair of the Peace Museum, Bradford gives an illustrated presentation on the COs of the First World War with local stories interspersed with examples of the music that inspired them.

Supported by Methodist Peace Fellowship, Anglican Pacifist Fellowship and Pax Christi

27 February Scrap Trident Rally, London

February 27th, 2016

Stop Trident leaflet frontJoin members of NCPO and other faith groups at this national demonstration against the renewal of Trident. Faith groups will meet at 11.00 am at Hinde Street Methodist Church, London W1U 2QJ for prayers and photographs before joining the main rally walking from Speakers Corner to Trafalgar Square.

Pax Christi Peace Sunday 17 January 2016

January 17th, 2016

booklet cover
Peace Sunday 2016 will be celebrated in England and Wales on 17 January. The Catholic Church begins each year with a Peace Day and the theme chosen by Pope Francis for 2016 is “Overcome indifference and win peace”, the press notice says: Peace is to be worked at: it is not something that one gains without efforts, without conversion of mind and heart, without a sense of creativity and positive engagement in discussion. Such an action must urgently have recourse to build a sense of responsibility and awareness creation about the serious problems and challenges afflicting our time”
You can download an order form here and find out more about the day here

Pax Christi Advent Peace Service – 8 December 2015

November 11th, 2015

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Our annual Advent Peace Service will be held at 7.30 on Tuesday 8 December at St Aloysius Church, Phoenix Road, Euston London NW1 1TA.

The evening will include readings,prayers and songs on the themes of Refugees, Israel & Palestine, Women and Peace. Following the service there will be an alternative Christmas market with gifts from Traidcraft, Palestine, Jesuit Refugee Service and Pax Christi Christmas cards! All welcome.

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