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Archbishop Desmond Tutu backs World Beyond War peace campaign

By: stagedoorscribbler - August 5, 2019

Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Photograph by Hattie Miles

Lifelong campaigner for peace and social justice Archbishop Desmond Tutu  is supporting World Beyond War, the international movement aiming  for the total abolition of war.

The non-violent organisation will be holding its  fourth annual global conference on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th, in Limerick, Ireland.

The conference will mark the completion of the 18th year of the seemingly endless war on Afghanistan, as well as the 150th birthday of Mohandas Gandhi. World beyond War was started in 2014 with the aim of not just preventing any particular war but abolishing the entire institution a nd creating a sustainable and just peace.

It says on its website. “We strive to replace a culture of war with one of peace in which nonviolent means of conflict resolution take the place of bloodshed.” 

Also on its website is a video statement from Desmond tutu which states: I am delighted to support World Beyond War’s new initiative to build a global movement for the total abolition  of war.”

In the video he says  that more that  more then 130 nations back the a view that states: 

“I understand that wars and militarism make us less safe rather than protect us. That they kill injure and traumatise adults, children and infants, severely damage the natural environment erode civil liberties and drain our economies, siphoning resources from life affirming activities…”

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