International Conscientious Objectors’ Day

today, annually marked on this specific this date

“In many places groups refer to 15 May in their work on conscientious objection. At the same time public meetings, vigils, demonstrations, actions, seminars, campaigns and may other activities are taking place in many parts of the world. Although nowadays many groups use the day for their own specific issue on conscientious objection, and there is only a limited joint focus, it is still a day which highlights that the issue of conscientious objection is not a national, but an international issue, and that international networking provides the special strength of the conscientious objectors’ movement.”

taken from the War Resisters’ International (WRI) website: http://www.wri-irg.org/

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