West Yorkshire Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) group are hosting a gathering in Leeds on 3rd February- and they want you to join them!
There will be an afternoon of food, music and creative action planning at Carlton Quaker Meeting House in Leeds. The group have been holding a monthly Stop Arming Saudi vigil which has been steadily growing, and this spring they are hoping to ramp up the action. Come along to share some free vegan food, listen to some live music and meet the group. The West Yorkshire group is an open and friendly group based around Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford, but don’t let geography stop you- anyone is welcome to join them!
Fly Kites Not Drones INTERNATIONAL week of action – an ‘uplifting’ campaign for all ages, to raise awareness about the use of armed drones, and moreover to show solidarity with civilians (especially children) living under the threat of armed drones.
By taking to your local park, beach, play ground, garden, town centre, military base etc. and flying a kite you are actively showing solidarity with all children who live under armed drones.
The campaign was started by young people in Afghanistan who are now too afraid to play in the open, to take part in their most loved past time of kite flying, because of the threat from armed drones.
This week of action coincides with the Persian New Year, Nao Roz, which takes place on the 21st March and is a traditional time of year for kite running.
For kite making instructions:
For the Fly Kites Not Drones Education pack:
Every year the Romero Trust organise a short lecture tour by a visiting speaker from Central or Latin America.
He will speak about his own thoughts on the legacy of Blessed Oscar Romero and will also talk about the current issues faced by El Salvador.
The Commission previously hosted the lecture in 2016, when it was given by Fr Pacho de Roux who was heavily involved in the peace process in Colombia.
The Commission are undertaking the local organisation for this event which has been organised by the Romero Trust with some financial aid from CAFOD.