What is XR Peace?

XR Peace is a coalition of organisations for peace and justice joining Extinction Rebellion.

It has been estimated that about 6% of the global carbon footprint results from military-related activity. [1] Militarism and war are inextricably linked with imperialism, racism, and the destruction of habitats. XR Peace proposes to make explicit the links between militarism and the climate emergency. We will also highlight the opportunities that are presented by transferring the resources, skills and people power from the military into addressing the climate crisis. We need systemic change if we and our ecosystem are to survive.

We will be drawing in people working in this field including those associated with anti-nuclear, peace and justice groups, people of all faith and none and Extinction Rebellion activists. Some of these organisations will be formally part of XR Peace and members of others will come as individuals.

Sources:

[1] The Carbon Bootprint of the Military. Dr Stuart Parkinson. SGR. This figure is an informed estimate based on limited available data. https://www.sgr.org.uk/sites/default/files/2019-07/SGR_Military-carbon-bootprint_London19.pdf

The organisations who have joined XR Peace so far are:

Trident Ploughshares, CND, Scottish CND, CND Cymru, Stop the War, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, War Resisters International, Nukewatch, Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre, Iona Community, Nipponzan Myohoji UK Peace Pagodas, Forces Watch and XR Against Arms Trade.

Donations
Please support our new crowdfunding campaign

Contacts
Email us at xrpeace@gn.apc.org
Snail mail (via Trident Ploughshares) is c/o Edinburgh Peace & Justice Centre, Central Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Sq, Edinburgh EH8 9BX.

The current co-organisers of XR Peace are Angie Zelter and Jane Tallents.