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All Voices for Peace: Conscientious Objectors' Day (ext event)

Description: All Voices for Peace - Leicester

International Conscientious Objectors Day

In normal years we gather around the Conscientious Objectors Memorial Stone (which members of Leicester Secular Society among others were instrumental in establishing) on Peace Walk to celebrate these heroes for peace, past and present. We can't do that so here's todays Zoom programme:

- Welcome
- Song
- Remembering Stories:
+ International Bible Students as COs in WW1 (Dr Zoe Knox - Historian, University of Leicester)
+ Corder Catchpool – A Leicester Story: WW1 Friends Ambulance and Later CO (Annette Wallis, daughter)
+ Jainism and Mahatma Gandhi (Smita Shah - Interfaith Representative, Jain Centre Europe - Leicester)
+ Franz Jägerstätter, An Austrian Catholic Farmer in WW2 (Theresa Alessandro - Director, Pax Christi, Leicester)
+ Two Buddhist COs in Japan in WWII - Mr Makiguchi and Mr Toda (Stuart Barton, Leader for the Midlands Area, SGI-UK)
+ F Henry Edwards – A WWI Young Adult Conscientious Objector (Leanne Grooms, University Student, Community of Christ, Leicester)
- Open sharing by those on the call.
- Update on Conscientious Objection in South Korea
- Resolution submitted to Leicester City Council to declare its support for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
- Progress of charter to reduce militarisation of young people in Leicester
- Song

For the zoom meeting login details, please contact AB 0748 773 4226 or PW 0741 446 5695

Location: Online via Zoom
Date: Friday, 15 May 2020
Time: 18:00 BST
Access: Public
Category: (i) External event of interest*
Created by: LSS editor
Updated: Thursday, 14 May 2020 09:50 GMT
Attachments: None

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