Is war ever justified?   Is it cowardly to refuse to fight?   Who do you believe?

Should you always follow the beliefs fo your friends, your community?   If you think your government is wrong, what do you do?   How do you stand up and be counted?

How do you support soldiers but not war?   Would you go to prison for something you believed in?   What is your future if you stick to your principles?

How can the actions of one person make a difference?   How do your actions follow your beliefs?   Want to find out more?

Welcome to the online Belief and Action Exhibition 

Hosting the exhibition 

The exhibition is designed to be flexible and portable, so that it can visit as many communities as possible across Wales, and will be supported by a growing store of digital resources. This includes the Pearce Register of Conscientious Objectors: a fascinating database showing the records of some 860 Welsh men who took their case for exemption from conscription to a military tribunal. The idea is that the exhibition belongs to a community, and that it can be used as a focal point for community activities around the theme of peace – all we ask is that you let us know what you’re up to so that we can help promote your activities!

Do you have a story that you could add to the Pearce register?

Let us know and we can show you how to add this - or you can use the guidelines here. 

Are you interested in hosting an exhibition?

We can help make the arrangements. We would normally expect venues to keep the exhibition for at least 2 weeks, and we would need to keep track of things like volunteer hours, visitor comments etc.

Have a look at the content of the panels and activities

Do you have an idea for a community engagement activity around the exhibition?

We can help with volunteer training in digital and heritage skills, or you can contact People's Collection Wales for more in depth / accredited training in scanning, digitisation or oral history gathering.  

If you would like to find out more

Help us add a story to our digital collection, or if you are interested in hosting the exhibition in your community, contact Ffion Fielding, Exhibitions and Engagement Coordinator,, 029 2082 1051.

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