Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre

Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre

At a glance


  • Campaigning
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Faith and ethics
  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Museums / heritage
  • Refugees / migrants

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Scotland


To promote understanding of methods of conflict resolution, the maintenance of human rights, and the environmental conditions needed for a sustainable world order, doing so by the provision of an information and educational resource centre for the general public and for various charitable bodies that work in the same fields.

To promote the above objects in a way that maintains ethnic, religious, gender and party-political neutrality.


We organise events, programmes, projects, exhibitions and workshops to this end. One of our main current projects is running Cooperative Games and Conflict Resolution in Primary Schools. Building on this foundation, we’re now developing a Restorative Practice course. A second main project is, with 14 other organisations, to establish a memorial to conscientious objectors and opposing war in Princes Street Gardens. Among other things, the Centre manages the finances for the project. We also organise the making of 140,000 origami cranes (125,000 made so far) to remember those who were killed by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. It is intended to exhibit the full set in 2020 to mark the 75thanniversary of the dropping of the bomb. Other activities promoting peace include challenging the militarisation of youth, supporting divestment from the arms industry – particularly by banks from nuclear weapons, and advocacy for unaccompanied refugee children.

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