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We meet on the first Tuesday every month at Hastings Quaker Meeting House, 5 South Terrace, Hastings, TN34 1SA (behind Priory Meadow car park). Ground floor - wheelchair accessible - all welcome!

Open meetings normally start at 7:00pm. Planning meetings start at 7:30.

Our next open meeting will be a joint meeting with Hastings and District Interfaith Forum, on Tuesday 5 September 2017
Note that it will start at 6:30pm, NOT AT THE USUAL TIME.

Dr Paula Radice will discuss

A Teacher's Perspective

Paula Radice has lived and worked as a primary teacher in Hastings/St Leonards since 1995, and in the last few years has been a local Headteacher. She will talk about militarisation in schools from the standpoint of a Quaker; from the direct experience of the impact it can have on young minds in the classroom; and from the perspective of a Headteacher expected by Inspectors to "promote British values" in her school. She will discuss what form "militarisation" has taken in schools, what its intended aims might be, and its potentially deeper impacts on the sort of society we live in.

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Our Mission

Hastings Against War (HAW) was formed in February 2003 in response to the growing threat of a US/UK invasion of Iraq. Since then we have organised countless information stalls, film screenings, talks, and street actions, as well as an art exhibition, benefit concerts and a major conference at the White Rock Theatre - 'Waging War, Making Peace'.
We have worked to raise awareness of the human cost of UK/US policies in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, exposing the often hidden facts about civilian casualties and corporate profiteering. We've campaigned against the arms trade which profits from war and against Israel's repression of Palestinians. Each year HAW participates in 'Fly Kites Not Drones', an international event begun by young peace activists in Afghanistan in response to their younger brothers and sisters being too afraid to fly kites because of the threat of drone attacks.
Also part of HAW's annual calendar is a ceremony in November to remember all victims of war, and an event commemorating the devastating attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Past and present HAW members have visited Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraqi Kurdistan, working in solidarity with local people living with the effects of conflict.

Our current focus is campaigning against the arms trade, against armed drones and against the renewal of Trident, the UK's nuclear weapon system, which has a potential for destruction far greater than that unleashed on Hiroshima.