Tag: <span>Inspirational</span>

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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

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 …

MAW DVDs now on YouTube!

War No More Excellent 14-minute film featuring Professor Rotblat, Bishop Tutu, Bruce Kent, Jon Snow, Caroline Lucas, Martin Bell and others. View it, then buy the DVD and booklet of discussion starters from the MAW shop! Conflict & Climate Change Striking 18-minute film making the links between climate change, conflict …

Lockdown reading?

Two recent books reviewed here: The Big Book of Wisdomby Larry CullifordHero Press Postnational Memory, Peace and War: Making Pasts Beyond Bordersby Nigel YoungRoutledge

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, …

Happy birthday Bruce!

Today we celebrate the birthday of a very special man. Bruce Kent is 90 today and he’s still campaigning against nuclear weapons and working for a world of peace. Here he explains how it all began. Thank you, Bruce, you’re an inspiration to us all! #BruceKent pic.twitter.com/uj98RMr4eZ — CND (@CNDuk) …

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 …