Making Peace Vigil

Standing up for peace

HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY MAKING PEACE VIGIL

Posted by strattof on May 12, 2016

Today, May 12, MAKING PEACE VIGIL is celebrating its 9th 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 9 years. If for nothing else, we get full marks for stubborn perseverance.

  • 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

Let us all eat cake!–Making Peace Vigil

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 

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.–Dr. Seuss 

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

3 PEACE & JUSTICE FILMS AT REGINA PUBLIC LIBRARY, CENTRAL LIBRARY, LORNE ST & 12th AVE 

1 WHERE TO INVADE NEXT—A NEW FILM BY MICHAEL MOORE: THURSDAY MAY 12 – SUNDAY MAY 15

Funny, but also serious, Moore’s new film explores what the USA can learn from other countries, such as Tunisia, Finland, France, and Italy. Ultimately hopeful, the film offers many down-to-earth ideas for change. Canada can also learn from this film.

7 pm Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. 9:15 pm Friday. 

2 REQUIEM FOR AN AMERICAN DREAM—FEATURING NOAM CHOMSKY: FRIDAY MAY 27 – SUNDAY MAY 29

Noam Chomsky — widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive — unpacks the principles that have brought the US to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality, tracing a half-century of policies designed to favour the most wealthy at the expense of the majority. Canada is also experiencing increasing inequality.

9 pm Friday. 7 pm Saturday, Sunday.

3 TRICK OR TREATY: THURSDAY JUNE 23 – SUNDAY JUNE 27

This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin (Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance) profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government. By tracing the history of their ancestors since the signing of Treaty No. 9, these leaders aim to raise awareness about issues vital to First Nations and settler Canadians.

7 pm Thursday, Saturday, Sunday. 9 pm Friday.

 

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