Category - Conscience

  • July 21, 2016

    Ruth Cadbury MP has tabled a 10-minute Rule Motion proposing an extension of the right of conscientious objection to military service through the taxation system.

  • July 8, 2016

    One hundred years after the British Government was the first in the world to legalise the right of conscientious objection to military service, a Bill to extend this right into the tax system is being introduced to Parliament by Ruth Cadbury MP, herself a descendent of WW1 conscientious objectors affected by the 1916 clause.

  • June 2, 2016

    A group of staff from Britain Yearly Meeting, the charity which manages the central policy, property, staff and work of Quakers in Britain, have had a request rejected by the Treasury. They wanted to exercise their right of conscientious objection to war by ensuring that none of their taxes are used for military purposes.

  • April 7, 2016

    Conscience, the peace building NGO, is supporting the Global Day of Action on Military Spending this year by raising awareness of the £1.7 trillion spent by governments on war.

  • March 15, 2016

    March 2nd 2016 marked 100 years since the first inclusive right of conscientious objection became law in the United Kingdom. To commemorate the centenary, the NGO Conscience: Taxes for Peace not War hosted a discussion evening featuring MPs from three different parties and Sir Richard Jolly, a former United Nations Assistant Secretary General.

  • March 1, 2016

    Tomorrow (2 March) marks the centenary of the passing of the Military Service Act which brought compulsory military service into British law and with it, for the first time, the right to conscientious objection.

  • February 25, 2016

    Quaker activist Sam Sender of Ealing Quaker Meeting said he had been following his conscience when he protested against the expansion of Heathrow Airport.

  • February 12, 2016

    Conscience: Taxes for Peace Not War are holding a Parliamentary reception on 2 March hosted by Ruth Cadbury, MP.

  • November 6, 2015

    Every November, I write for a variety of outlets about remembrance in general and poppy colour in particular.

  • September 21, 2015

    The relationship between outward forms and inward truth has been at the heart of dissent for centuries.