Making Peace Vigil

Standing up for peace

HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY MAKING PEACE VIGIL

Posted by strattof on May 15, 2014

VIGIL 7TH BIRTHDAY MAY 15 2014VIGIL 7TH BIRTHDAY MAY 15 2014VIGIL 7TH BIRTHDAY MAY 15 2014

Today, May 15, the MAKING PEACE VIGIL is celebrating its 7th birthday. Every Thursday, from noon to 12:30 pm, we stand on the corner of Scarth Street and 11th Avenue handing out pamphlets with a message of peace and justice.

We haven’t missed a week in 7 years.  If for nothing else, we get full marks for stubborn perseverance. J

Thanks so much for taking our pamphlets.

  • A special thank you to those who have stopped and discussed issues with us.
  • Let us know what other issues you would like us to examine.
  • Should you ever be free on a Thursday at noon, please join us.

P   E   A   C   E

WHEN THE POWER OF LOVE OVERCOMES THE LOVE OF POWER THE WORLD WILL KNOW PEACE —Jimi Hendrix

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or under the holy name of liberty or democracy? —Mahatma Gandhi

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. —Albert Einstein

Politicians who took us to war should have been given the guns  and told to settle their differences themselves instead of organizing nothing better than legalized mass murder. —Harry Patch, Britian’s last surviving World War I veteran

Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. —Martin Luther King

All we are saying is give peace a chance. —John Lennon

You can bomb the world to pieces but you can’t bomb the world to peace. —Michael Franti

J   U   S   T   I   C   E

Our motto should be: let us make peace so that we can concentrate on the really important work that needs to be done. That is, alleviating the plight of the poor and the defenceless, for as long as most of humanity feels the pain of poverty we all remain prisoners. —Nelson Mandela

If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire. —George Monbiot

W E   A R E   T H E   9 9 % —Occupy Movement

He who sleeps on a full stomach whilst his neighbour goes hungry is not one of us. —The Prophet Muhammad

Feed the hungry. Give drink to the thirsty.  Clothe the naked. House the homeless. —from the Christian corporal works of mercy 

Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings. —Nelson Mandela 

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing. —Arundhati Roy

MAKING PEACE VIGIL

Bearing witness to our society’s involvement in violence and injustice

Committing ourselves to creative action for change

EVERY THURSDAY

until   PEACE breaks out 

FROM noon to 12:30 pm

ON SCARTH STREET AT 11TH AVENUE 

EVERYONE IS WELCOME

The vigil takes a stand on a range of issues, including:

  • Canada’s involvement in war and the arms industry
  • Canadian Pension Plan investments in corporations making weapons
  • Saskatchewan’s involvement in the uranium industry
  • The suspension of human and civil rights in the name of national security
  • The Canadian government’s failure to keep its treaties with First Nations
  • Social inequity in housing and employment in Regina
  • Racism in Canada and elsewhere
  • Violence against women in Canada and worldwide
  • The lack of a national early learning and child care system
  • The unequal distribution of wealth both in Canada and worldwide
  • Canadian Pension Plan investments in the tar sands industry
  • War against the earth systems that give us life
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