Sandra Horne and Peter Hughes share their recent experiences as volunteer human rights monitors with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel.
The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI), brings volunteers from all over the world to act as human rights observers and witness life under Israeli occupation in the West Bank. It is a programme of the World Council of Churches and engages with local Palestinians and Israelis pursuing a just peace. The Programme’s aim is to change the international community’s involvement in the conflict, and to urge for action against injustice in the region.
Wednesday 26 November, 7pm (refreshments from 6:30pm)
The First World War (1914-1918) centenary is accompanied by a tidal wave of events, exhibitions, TV series, books and commemorations. One key aspect of the War’s history is receiving little or no attention: the history and stories of the people and organisations that opposed the conflict, and took action to stop it. To help remedy this omission, graphic artist and Peace News co-editor Emily Johns and writer Gabriel Carlyle are touring the UK on an illustrated speaking tour.
Further information: http://theworldismycountry.info/
On International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, Tottenham Quakers are holding a vigil to pay homage to more than 16,000 British conscientious objectors of World War 1 and will pay a particular tribute to Tottenham Conscientious Objectors, who numbered more than 100, and to the families and peace networks which supported them.
The vigil will involve silent recollection in the Quaker tradition, interspersed with readings of texts and poems. It will be held from 6.30 to 7.30 pm, at Tottenham Friends Meeting House.
All are welcome. Tea/light refreshments after vigil.
The End Hunger Fast is an ecumenical campaign working to raise awareness of and challenge the growing levels of food poverty in Britain.
Half a million people used food banks in the last year. Charitable support programmes are rapidly expanding but nonetheless a quarter of families are shrinking portion sizes. 5,500 people were admitted to hospital for malnutrition last year
No one should go hungry in Britain. More and more people are just one unexpected bill away from facing bare cupboards. This is a national and moral crisis and government must act to protect the half a million going hungry in Britain.