International Conscientious Objectors Day
15 May marks International Conscientious Objection Day, celebrating resisters of war past and present. Quakers join people of all faiths and none at these events.
Let us know if you're holding your own commemoration. Possible venues are listed by the Peace Pledge Union.
Write to prisoners for peace
You can support conscientious objectors who have been imprisoned for refusing to join the military by writing to them.
Each year on 1 December, supporters of conscientious objection mark Prisoners for Peace Day. War Resisters' International publishes a list of prisoners who are either conscientious objectors or who have taken nonviolent actions to disrupt preparation for war.
- Find out more about Prisoners for Peace Day.
Find out more
- Visit Conscience, the national NGO campaigning for an increase in the proportion of tax spent on peacebuilding. They also push for the legal right to choose for taxes to be spent on peacebuilding instead of the armed forces.
- Visit War Resisters' International, the organisation supporting conscientious objectors and nonviolent resistance to war around the world.