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Celebration of MAW success

Nearly 70 friends celebrated MAW’s first 20 years at our online birthday party on 27 May – sadly with only a virtual cake! Our founder Bruce Kent started proceedings by recalling the Hague conference from which MAW was born and then outlined MAW’s many achievements since that time. MAW chair Tim Devereux showed gems from our new website, then led Mererid Hopwood (Professor at Aberystwyth University and pictured above left) and Paul Ingram (independent nuclear disarmament consultant, above right) in a thoughtful and optimistic conversation. There were searching questions from the audience.

Mererid spoke of Henry Richard, whose statue in Tregaron inspired her as a child, and of the recently-launched Welsh Peace Academy. The Welsh Peace Manifesto and the new Curriculum for Wales could help embed values of non-violence in children. Hope for a peaceful future allows us to see it and gives us the energy to work towards it.

Paul believes the military could be our best allies: they have seen the devastating effects of war. War is not in our nature although deeply embedded in our culture; but culture can and does change. We WILL abolish war eventually, because we have built a sense of possibility about human beings’ interaction with each other.

The recording can be seen above; in case you need it, the link is https://youtu.be/VWaKoiqkzxI

Celebrate MAW’s 20th birthday!

“Saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war“ Thurs 27 May 2021, 7.00pm – 8.30pm BST Join us online as we celebrate MAW’s 20th birthday! BRUCE KENT and MAW Chairperson TIM DEVEREUX will be joined by expert guests, looking back briefly on our achievements and, more importantly, thinking about the …

Remembrance Lecture 2020: “Peacebuilding in the Post-Covid World”

Fabian Hamilton MP, Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament 7th November 2020 MAW Annual Remembrance Lecture2 pm Saturday 7th November“Peacebuilding in the post-Covid World” The event on Zoom was attended by more than 100 people, and after Fabian’s excellent talk, there was a lively question and answer session. You can …

Day Conference 2019: Save the Earth, Abolish War

Date: Saturday 29th June 2019Venue: Mander Hall, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD The conference examined the theme of militarism and the environment; in particular how military activities contribute to climate change, and how climate change causes conflict. Presentations “Abolishing war – hopeful lessons from history”Peter van den Dungen, …

Day Conference 2019 booking

Saturday 29th June 2019. 9:30 to 17:00 Mander Hall, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD The conference will examine the theme of militarism and the environment; in particular how military activities contribute to climate change, and how climate change causes conflict. The speakers are: ​Molly Scott Cato (Green MEP …

Remembrance Lecture 2018: “Active Remembrance & Waging Peace Together”

Caroline Lucas MP St John’s Waterloo3rd November 2018 We are so grateful to have had the chance to hear the inspiring Caroline Lucas at the MAW Annual Remembrance Lecture. Watch the lecture and the Q&A below. …Remembrance needs to be something we actively do; it needs to be something we …

Peace History Conference 2018 – Cynhadledd Hanes Heddwch 2018

HEDDWCH Cymru a’r Byd – PEACE Wales and the World Dydd Gwener, Medi 21, 2018Y Deml Heddwch, Parc CathaysFriday, September 21, 2018The Temple of Peace, Cathays Park Dydd Sadwrn, Medi 22, 2018Adeilad Morgannwg, Parc CathaysSaturday, September 22, 2018The Glamorgan Building, Cathays Park Excellent event! Wonderful concert with two choirs on …

Remembrance Day 2018 events

Sunday 11 November 2018 ​ Serious remembrance of wars calls for serious work for peace. Make a date with the peace movement!MAW is a member of the FIRST WORLD WAR PEACE FORUM* which is organising events on Remembrance Day : A ceremony of Remembrance and Peace … 100 years after the end of …

Remembrance Lecture 2017: “Freedom from Fear: Unions for Peace”

Philip Jennings, General Secretary of UNI Global Union 12th November 2017 The Annual MAW Remembrance Day Lecture was held at the Imperial War Museum, London on Sunday 12th November 2017. Philip Jennings, General Secretary of UNI Global Union, gave an inspiring lecture on the subject of “Freedom from Fear: Unions for Peace”. Here is the …