1 December - Prisoners for Peace Day
This years focus: conscientious objection in Finland.
It is only one more month to Prisoners for Peace Day. The special edition of WRI's The Broken Rifle, incorporating the annual Prisoners for Peace Honour Roll, will be available in English online after 4 November, and in print from 15 November on. The German, French, and Spanish editions will be available soon after. Please contact the WRI Office if you require print copies, or feel free to download the material from our website, and make your own copies.
More information is available at wri-irg.org/co/01dec.htm.
War Resisters' International also published a special report on conscientious objection in Finland for the United Nations Human Rights Committee. This report is available on this site.
Please let the WRI office know what you are planning for Prisoners for Peace Day. We suggest:
- On 1 December, put aside at least one hour and write at least four cards to prisoners;
- Get your peace group or class or meeting place to organise a card-writing session;
- Set up a stall in your town centre, perform street theatre, or do whatever else it takes to attract attention and interest.
WRI Seminar 2005 in South Korea
In cooperation with several partner organisations from South Korea, War Resisters' International is preparing for its 2005 seminar and Council meeting, which will take place in or close to Seoul in June 2005. The theme of the seminar will be "Peace in North-East Asia". The Korean groups started a website on the seminar, which will carry updated information. Information is also available on the WRI website.
Housmans Peace Diary 2005 available
The Housmans Peace Diary 2005 will be available from mid-November, and can be ordered now through the WRI webshop. The Housmans Peace Diary includes the Housmans World Peace database, and has a week-to-a-view diary.
You can order a copy of the diary on WRI's webshop, or on the single copy order page.