Ninth International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns - Hirschluch, Germany 2002

War, Money and Conscience

September 2002

Dear Participants of the Conference,

Welcome to the 9. International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns. We, the German Netzwerk Friedenssteuer, have been looking forward to welcoming you to this conference and hope it will be a success for you as well as for us.

With this conference folder you receive all documentation concerning the conference. Especially the ‘personal introduction’ of the conferees is intended as an aid to let you find your partners in talks quickly.

A group of 11 people dedicated the past 1 - 1/2 years to the preparation. Many other members of the Netzwerk have been involved in the content and are now actively involved in the conference. The organizers are listed below to make it easier for you to find them: Ute Antoch, Gertie Brammer, Friedrich Heilmann, Gisela Lattmann-Kieser, Hannelore Morgenstern, Uta Pfefferle, Else Tonke, Henning Utpatel, Christa and Klaus Martin Voigt, Klaus Waiditschka and Wieland Walther. Their name-tag is marked with a red dot.

Without private donations and financial support from organizations and churches this conference would not take place. Many thanks to all individual donors. Especially we would like to thank the following of our teaming partners for their support and an excellent cooperation:

Financial support has also been forthcoming from the regional Protestant churches in Germany (Rhineland, Westphalia, Hessia-Nassau, Hanover, Bavaria), from the Quakers, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, the 5% Initiative, the Nord-Süd-Brücken-Stiftung (North-South-Bridging Foundation) and from ‘Ohne Rüstung leben’ (Living without armament).

We are looking forward to stimulating conversations, inspiring ideas, an amicable gathering and an excellent cooperation with all of you.

Best regards