This list includes PPU events as well as other events that PPU members and supporters are involved in. The inclusion of an event on the list does not imply that it is endorsed by the PPU.

You might also be interested in the Network for Peace's more detailed list of events organised by groups concerned with peace.

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Michael Mears in a scene from 'This Evil Thing'

September-December 2017 - around the UK
This Evil Thing by Michael Mears

View Michael Mears' acclaimed one-person play about conscientious objectors in the First World War. Michael is an experienced professional actor and a member of the Peace Pledge Union. The PPU is pleased to have assisted him with research for the play.

Soldiers showing weapons to children

Friday 8 December 2017 - Leicester
This is belonging: Challenging militarism at home and abroad

In Leicester, as in other deprived communities around Britain, the army is targeting children and young people. “This is belonging” will look at how and why this is happening and how communities are resisting the militarisation of schools, public spaces and childhood. The event is organised by Leicester for Peace as part of Leicester's Human Rights Arts and Film Festival.

Holocaust Memorial Day symbol

Saturday 27 January 2018 - worldwide
Holocaust Memorial Day

Events will be held across the world to remember the victims of the Nazi Holocaust and other genocides, and to commit to challenging genocide and racism in the present and future.


PPU conference 2017

Saturday 12 May 2018 - London
PPU Conference and Annual General Meeting

A day to explore pacifist activism and plan for the future. Details will be available closer to the time. The event will take place in Friends' House, opposite Euston station. Save the date!


Conscientious objectors' memorial stone

Tuesday 15 May 2018 - worldwide
International Conscientious Objectors' Day

Events will take place around the world in support of people resisting conscription and war. This includes memorial events and campaigns in various places in the UK. More information will be published nearer the time.


White poppy wreath

Sunday 11 November 2018 - UK and around the world
Remembrance Sunday and centenary of the end of World War One

There will be a range of events to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, aiming to learn from the war and its failure to be the "war to end all wars". Amongst other things, the Peace Pledge Union will organise a national ceremony in London in conjunction with other groups that belong to the First World War Peace Forum.