Opposing World War One

1914-2014  – How will we remember the First World War?

Opposing World War One: Courage and Conscience will be available on the websites of the five organisations behind the briefing:

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) – www.ukwilpf.org.uk

Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) – www.for.org.uk

Pax Christi – www.paxchristi.org.uk

Peace Pledge Union (PPU) – www.ppu.org.uk

Quaker Peace and Social Witness – www.quaker.org.uk

We have prepared it because of their impression that plans for commemorative events announced so far by the government will focus only on military heroism.  The ‘old lie’ identified by war poet Wilfred Owen* – that it is patriotic and glorious to die for one’s country in battle – is in danger of being repeated.  (*in his poem Dulce et Decorum est)

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Opposing World War One: Courage and Conscience

An information briefing about conscientious objection and peace activism in the First World War

More information from:

Feminism as if all people mattered

Opposing World War One

Fellowship of Reconciliation – Millius Palayiwa – 01865 250781 - www.for.org.uk

Pax Christi – Pat Gaffney – 020 8203 4884 – www.paxchristi.org.uk

Peace Pledge Union – Jan Melichar – 020 7424 9444 – www.ppu.org.uk