VIGIL TO REMEMBER CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS TO WAR

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May 15, 2017
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

VIGIL TO REMEMBER CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS TO
WAR
HAY HILL, NORWICH, MONDAY, MAY 15
TH
, 12-1PM
Whatever we may think about the wisdom of ghting wars as an
answer to disagreements between nations, we must acknowledge
the courage of many who fought in them. Each November, on
Remembrance Sunday, ceremonies are held to honour that bravery.
It takes great courage too to refuse to ght if you are convinced that
war is wrong, knowing that you risk disgrace, imprisonment, even
execution. And so, every year since 1982, 15th May has marked
International Conscientious Objectors’’ Day – commemorating those
who have resisted and who continue to resist war, especially by
refusing military service.
Again next Monday, across the country, events will be held to
recognize the courage of conscientious objectors past and present
and to tell their stories. Here in Norwich, on Hay Hill, a vigil will take
place from noon until 1pm. It is being arranged by Norwich Quakers,
and everyone is welcome to join in for all or part of the hour.
Further information from Joy Croft: Tel: 01603 621947
Email: joy.croft@tiscali.co.uk

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