IPB has released a new draft of the programme for the World Peace Congress, to be held in Barcelona and online from October 15-17 2021.
On August 25th, Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) organized a Webinar with seven radical visionaries and activists for peace, who have been inspired by their faith traditions to use their power, privilege and trust in God in the struggle to end war, open borders, and provide sanctuary honoring the dignity and human rights of all people.
The webinar was coordinated as a pre-event for the IPB World Peace Congress to be held from the 15th October until the 17th October.
If you want to watch the webinar, please click here.
On Sunday 5 September, the European month of action against nuclear weapons in Europe was kicked off in Büchel, Germany. 800 peace activists formed a human chain to protest against the US nuclear bombs at the Fliegerhorst air base as part of NATO’s nuclear sharing arrangements.
The action took place just weeks before the September 26 federal elections to call on Germany to join the UN nuclear weapons ban (TPNW), which has been in force since January 22, 2021. The peace movement has been campaigning against nuclear arms at the air base for 25 years. The human chain was organized by the campaign “Büchel is everywhere! Nuclear Weapon Free Now”. Continue reading “Nuke Free Europe: Human chain against nuclear arms in Büchel (Germany)”
Building on our last very engaging webinar with experts and activists from the EU nuclear sharing states we are now taking the next step towards developing a clear roadmap for a Nuclear Free Europe.
On Monday the 28th of June from 18.30-20.00 CEST we will be having an open conversation on the topic of nuclear disarmament with four parliamentarians from EU nuclear sharing states:
Karl-Heinz Brunner (SPD Germany)
Jasper van Dijk (Socialistische Partij – Netherlands)
Kris Verduyckt (Vooruit – Belgium)
Kathrin Vogler (Die Linke – Germany)
Moderation: Angelika Claussen (IPPNW)
On June 16, 2021 the IPB Asia working group hosted an informative discussion on the socio-political phenomenon currently sweeping Asia, namely that of the youth generation’s political activism. The event brought together four grassroots activists from around the continent to share in solidarity their experiences, lessons and hopes for the future of their generations. If you were unable to join us on the day, the full English version of the event can be viewed via the IPB YouTube channel.
- Park Do-Hyung (Co-Representative of The Declaration of Global Citizen, Republic of Korea)
- Nakayama Ayumi (Vice President of Democratic Youth League of Japan, Japan)
- Khin Sandar (Spokesperson, General Strike Collaboration Committee and organizer for the Milk Tea Alliance, Myanmar)
- Wisallya Ngamna (Anti-Government Protester, Northeast Thailand )
Moderators: Jessica Pardo and Stephanie Verlaan, IPB Assistant Coordinators
The peace movements across Europe are coming together for a month of action in September 2021 to demand a safer and more peaceful future. A network of organizations, Nuke Free Europe, wants a nuclear-weapon-free Europe; an end to the stationing of US nuclear weapons in Europe; and we demand that European states sign up to and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
On April 26, The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published its global arms spending statistics for 2020, confirming the expected further increase in military expenditure worldwide. In our German webinar “SIPRI Figures on Military Expenditure – Developments in Germany and Worldwide” on April 28, Tarja Cronberg (Distinguished SIPRI Fellow), Thomas Würdinger (IG-Metall), Myriam Rapior (BUND Youth / Fridays for Future) and Reiner Braun (Executive Director IPB) discussed and analyzed the global and German armament in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic together with our participants. The event was moderated by Julia Auf dem Brinke.
26 April 2021
170 Civil Society Organizations from 33 different countries demand that governments around the world drastically reduce their military expenditures, which reached almost 2 trillion $ in 2020, a 2.6% increase over the previous year.
The first webinar on the “Roadmap to end nuclear sharing” on March 29, 2021, was a real success, with 87 people from all over Europe, and some from other continents, taking part. Our aim was to develop interactive connections and a common strategy for European peace and disarmament activists to approach governments.
If you were unable to attend, you can now watch the video here on the IPB´s YouTube Channel.
To learn more about Nuke Free Europe´s network appeal and call for actions visit: www.nukefreeeurope.eu
Discussing Actions & Activities in 2021 for a Nuclear Weapons Free Europe
April 27th, 2021 06:00 PM CEST
To learn more about the networks appeal and call for actions visit: www.nukefreeeurope.eu