Sunday 15th October: 2pm to 5pm Peace Walk start from Peace Pole on the Terrace, St John’s Church, off Lothian Rd, EH2 4JB Walk for peace, visiting peace places across Edinburgh. We’ll read poems, hear stories of nonviolent struggles for peace and disarmament, sing, and dance for peace; with mindful silent sections and concluding with reflection at Salsibury Centre. We warmly invite those of all faiths and none, all abilities, ages & backgrounds.
Monday 16th October 7.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace: Learning from mass movements against war – organizing for the future – organized by Edinburgh Stop the War.
They’ll be showing the short film ‘Old Enough to Know Better’ which chronicles the activity of Edinburgh’s anti war school students in 2003. They’d also welcome short contributions for individuals who have been involved in anti-war campaigning. In discussion we want to draw on and learn from these experiences and think about how we can apply them in 2017.
There are two key UN initiatives that could make a difference – the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the 2018 UN High-Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament.
Similar UN High Level Conferences (HLCs) on other topics have been very successful, agreeing on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopting the Paris agreement on Climate Change and adopting the 14-point Action Plan to Protect our Oceans.
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The action highlighted United Nations initiatives to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons, including the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and the 2018 UN High Level Conference on Nuclear Disarmament.
See photos of the social media action on facebook at Reach High photos.