No Faith in War

Many religious traditions hold working for peace as central to their belief systems. For many believers, rejecting militarism and embracing peace is a fundamental part of their worship or spiritual journey. Our spiritual reasons for opposing the arms trade are as diverse as our religious traditions and personal spiritual paths but we come together united by our belief in peace.

On Tuesday 3rd September 2019 we will gather to say we have: ‘No Faith in War’. Find out all about the day here

Using our different traditions and rituals that mourn the loss of life, we will process from different points to the entrance of the arms fair, converging together to hear from those affected, bringing readings and prayers from our holy books and texts.

In the afternoon we will transform the area in to a place of celebration of life – finding joy in our hope for change and ‘surrounding’ the arms fair with love, hope and prayers for change!

This will be a day for people of any faith, or none, to use their spiritual practices and heritage to resist the arms fair non-violently. All are welcome and we hope that everyone will stand in solidarity with each other’s actions. It is a day to respect and value what each tradition does to act for peace.

Groups that are or have been involved include:

Quaker Roots of Resistance

Pax Christi

Fellowship of Reconciliation

Quaker Peace and Disarmament Programme

Student Christian Movement


Wake Up London

Anglican Pacifist Fellowship

London Catholic Worker

If you would be interested in getting involved with your group, or want to be added to our email updates please contact [email protected]

We also have a Facebook page where you can ask any questions and find out more:

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In support of Christian activists on trial

1 February 2014
Whatever happens in court, it’s the arms companies and the UK government who are the real criminals. The activists from the Occupy vs the Arms Fair day of action stand in solidarity with the Christian activists charged with similar offences who are first to have their trials on 3 and 4 February 2014.

Arms fair challenged with daily direct action

14 September 2013
See photos of many of the week’s actions here. A key event for the international arms trade took place in London from 9-13 Sept: the DSEI arms fair which hosted 1500 arms companies and 30,000 arms buyers and sellers. The UK government’s invite list was a roll call of authoritarian regimes and human rights abusers....
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Day of Prayer for an end to the arms trade

13 July 2011
This year’s Campaign Against Arms Trade Christian Network Day of Prayer marks the beginning of the week in which the world’s largest arms fair (DSEI) takes place in the UK, and a poignant date ten years from the attacks on the twin towers: Sunday 11th September 2011. Many will already be reflecting on the legacy...
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Silent vigil on the eve of the arms fair (12th Sept)

15 June 2011
A silent vigil to protest against the DSEI exhibition (Arms trade fair) 2011 at the Excel Centre, London (the DSEI arms fair is taking place on 13th-16th September 2011). Meeting at Tidal Basin Road next to Royal Victoria DLR station at 6.30pm and moving onto the ExCeL Centre (where arms companies will be setting up...
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No Faith in War 2017

5 September 2017
09:00 - 18:00
ExCeL Centre, Eastern Entrance, Royal Albert Way London
Activists bearing a sign saying No Faith in War block a truck going into DSEI

No Faith in War (Day 2 – Week of Action, Stop the Arms Fair 2019)

3 September 2019
09:00 - 19:00
ExCeL Centre, Eastern Entrance, Royal Albert Way London
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Conference at the Gates (Day 4 – Week of Action, Stop the Arms Fair 2019)

5 September 2019
10:00 - 18:30
ExCeL Centre, Eastern Entrance, Royal Albert Way London
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Borders and Migration Day of Action (Day 7 – Week of Action, Stop the Arms Fair 2019)

8 September 2019
11:30 - 20:00
ExCeL Centre, Eastern Entrance, Royal Albert Way London