Celebrating Organisations Working for Peace and Justice
Caring not Killing. Support the work of United Nations and its humanitarian
organisations. Celebrate the role of Medecins sans Frontieres. Contacts: www.unhscotland.org.uk; msf.org.uk.
No more wars. Peace Direct supports local peace-makers. Fellowship of Reconciliation promotes non-violence as a way of life. Movement for the Abolition of War works through education to public and schools. Stop the War campaigns to prevent and stop UK involvement in wars. Contacts: peacedirect.org; for.org.uk; abolishwar.org.uk; stopwar.org.uk
Challenging the arms trade. Campaign against the Arms Trade exposes the
devastating impact of the arms trade and the inappropriate view of security that it
supports. Contact: caat.org.uk.
Conscientious objection. Peace Pledge Union with the white poppy project, and Spirit of Revolt/Archives of Dissent, recognise those who have opposed war since 1914. The Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre is coordinating an effort to erect a Memorial to Conscientious Objectors in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens. Contacts: ppu.org.uk; info@spiritofrevolt; peaceandjustice.org.uk; opposingwar.scot.
Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Scottish CND, Trident Ploughshares, Faslane Peace Camp, and Nukewatch, all continue to oppose UK nuclear weapons with street stalls, lobbying, nonviolent direct action, and much more. Contacts: banthebomb.org; tridentploughshares.org; faslanepeacecamp.wordpress.com; nukewatch.org.uk
Another world is possible. Global Justice Now, and Justice and Peace Scotland work to counter poverty and injustice. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, have since 1915 brought women together working for peace and social justice. The Industrial Workers of the World have been helping workers organise on an industry-wide basis–and maintaining an anti-capitalist, anti-militarist, and human rights agenda– since 1905. Contacts: justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk; wilpf.org iwwscotland.wordpress.com; globaljusticenow.org.uk;
For more information about the Scottish Peace Network visit
scottishpeacenetwork.org.uk, or write to email@example.com