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White flowers lie on the Conscientious Objectors Memorial Stone in Tavistock Square, London, during a ceremony on International Conscientious Objectors Day, 15 May.

ImageThe ceremony was followed by a panel discussion ‘Conscientious Objection: from personal right to universal responsibility’ with the following speakers: Albert Beale (Peace Pledge Union), Derek Brett (International Fellowship Of Reconciliation), Hannah Brock (War Resisters International), Ozgur Heval Cinar (co-author of Conscientious Objection: Resisting Militarized Society), Joe Glenton (author of Soldier Box: Why I Won’t Return to the War on Terror, published on International Conscientious Objectors Day) and Chris Nineham (Stop the War Coalition). The discussion was held at the Old Truman Brewery, which was hosting ‘COnscription – a multi-screen installation’ featuring individuals as they meet at a military hospital (based on circumstances in Turkey). Photo: PPU