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Last Tuesday (8 September) I and other members of the London Catholic Worker took part in a ‘No Faith in War’ day of action outside the Excel Centre, London.
The Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair will take place at the Excel Centre in East London between 15-18 September.
Almost 3000 people have signed a letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, calling on him to sever Church of England ties with the arms industry.
Three peaceful protesters were today removed by police from Church House in Westminster, London as the building hosted a conference sponsored by arms companies.
Participants in a conference sponsored by arms companies found Christians celebrating Holy Communion on the steps of the Church House Conference Centre this morning.
Pope Francis last week attacked the “duplicity” of those who profit from the arms trade but “call themselves Christian”.
A coalition of Christian campaigners have called for the Church of England to stop facilitating arms trade events.
As I write, it is unclear whether the Conservatives will have an overall majority. If not, I suspect they will try to rule as a minority government, although they may try some sort of deal.
A group of cyclists have set off from London this morning, calling on the government to cut weapons, not public services.
The UK's involvement in the global arms trade, its role in the world and Trident are some of the issues explored in a new General Election Briefing from Pax Christi and other Christian peace groups.
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