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National Gatherings and Coordinating Committee Meetings

NWTRCC sponsors two gatherings each year, usually over the first full weekends in November and May. Each national gathering (normally) starts with dinner on Friday and includes a mini-conference format on Friday evening and all day Saturday with panel discussions, action reports and analysis, how-to workshops, and strategy discussions. NWTRCC’s business meeting is held on Sunday morning. The gathering is open to everyone with an interest in war tax resistance. The location shifts regionally in the U.S. depending on invitations from local host groups.

National War Tax Resistance Gathering & Coordinating Committee Meeting

, West Harrison, New York

Join us at the Purchase Friends Meeting for our fall gathering. The program is still being determined, but the conference will begin with supper on Friday evening with a program afterward. There will also be sessions on Saturday morning and afternoon. As usual, we will have our business meeting on Sunday. Many of the sessions, including our business meeting will have an option for folks to participate on Zoom.

The meeting house is about a thirty-minute drive from New York City and just south of the Connecticut border. If you plan on flying to the gathering and need a ride from the airport, please fly into West Chester County Airport. (This airport literally abuts the meeting house. Also, the other airports would be very difficult for arranging rides.)

(Please register before October 28, 2023.)

Click Here to Register

*** Reports and Photo Links from Previous National Gatherings ***

May 5-7, 2023 • North Manchester, Indiana

Minutes from business meeting“NWTRCC Conference Report” by Lincoln Rice

Defunding Militarism & Creating a New Normal

November  4-6, 2022 Online Conference

Minutes from business meeting • NWTRCC Conference Report by Lincoln Rice

Spring 2022 NWTRCC Conference

April 29–May 1, 2022 • Online

Minutes from our business meeting“NWTRCC Conference Report” by Lincoln Rice

Individual Resistance & Collective Power

Regional and Local Events • War Tax Resistance Workshops and More

Watch this space for workshops and events in your area, or if you are planning a workshop or action in your area email the information, and we’ll list it here. If you would like to schedule a workshop or presentation for a group, please use the linked form.

Juanita Nelson. Photo by Ed Hedemann.

Resist Through Redirection: Choose Your Own Adventure

Saturday September 23 Online (12p Eastern/ 9a Pacific)
Join National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee ( outreach director Chrissy Kirchhoefer and members of Pace e Bene’s War Tax Resistance Affinity Group for an engaging overview of the many options available for interrupting the smooth flow of resources into war and the resulting devastation to life, human and non human. Bring your questions, concerns, skepticism and friends—all are welcome!).
For more info and registration, click here.

Past Outreach and Community Meetings

Activating Everyday Nonviolence: Juanita Nelson’s 100th Birthday Celebration and Gathering

August 17–20 in Western Massachusetts
The gathering will include workshops, trainings, celebration, theatrical performances of pieces written by Juanita, music, food, fun and building community connections. You can find all the info on The Nelson Homestead website (which seems to work better in browsers other than Firefox).

Always available on YouTube — view yourself or with a group!

War Tax Resistance 101 with Lincoln Rice – February 3, 2023

W-4 Resistance with Lincoln Rice – July 11, 2022

Redirecting Taxes to Black, Brown, and Indigenous Resistance with Sam Koplinka-Loehr (Feb. 25, 2017)

Please be in touch with the NWTRCC office if you are willing to table or hand out some war tax resistance materials at an event near you or a conference that you are attending. We will ship you literature for the table and may be able to help pay the conference fees. Just ask!

International Conferences

16th International Conference of War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns

Organized by Conscience and Peace Tax International, this conference will take place in Geneva from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th September 2022. This conference has been planned to coincide with the UN Human Rights Council session at which they expect to provide testimony in support of conscientious objection to financially supporting the military.  (Both the Council session and the conference were postponed from September 2021).  There will be a possibility before and after the conference to attend the U.N. sessions. The Saturday session will be available on Zoom, but there is a registration fee. For more information, go to

The 15th Annual Conference on War Tax Resistance & Peace Tax Campaigns was held in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 28 through December 1, 2019. The theme for this conference was “Paying for Peace not Paying for War.” NWTRCC will be sent a representative, whose report for the conference can be found here.

The first International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns was held in Tübingen, Germany, in 1986. Conferences were held every-other-year, most often in Europe with a few exceptions: India in 1998; U.S. in 2000; and Colombia in 2013. While the conferences are organized by the local groups, Conscience and Peace Tax International (CPTI) was founded at the conference in Hondarribia, Spain, in 1994, to connect the groups working on legislative campaigns and to track legal issues internationally. The CPTI website includes reports from earlier conferences, links to groups, court documents, and more. After the 2013 conference, CPTI moved from Belgium to England, and the reorganization put conference organizing on hold until this year.

A protest in front of the Reichstag - two people hold a banner reading "BAN URANIUM WEAPONS" in front of a scattered group of about 40 people.

Cathy Deppe (right) holds a Ban Uranium Weapons banner in front of the Reichstag, Berlin, Germany, September 2016.

In 2016 representatives from many of the groups that attended the international conferences met at the World Congress on Military and Social Spending in Berlin, Germany, which was sponsored by the International Peace Bureau. NWTRCC’s representative Cathy Deppe participated in the conference and public demonstrations, tabled for NWTRCC, and joined members of Conscience and Peace Tax International for a workshop about military spending and peace tax campaigns.  served as  to the congress. Read her report.

NWTRCC has sent a representative to each meeting, and reports appear in our newsletter, More Than A Paycheck.