Making Peace Vigil

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WORLD PEACE DAY 2016

Posted by strattof on September 16, 2016

Wednesday September 21 is the day declared by the United Nations as International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day. Established in 1981, it is a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace within and among all nations and people.”

This year, World Peace Day has a special meaning for Canadians:

  • Canada is directly involved in two international wars: Iraq-Syria and Ukraine.
  • Canada is sending troops to Latvia as part of a new NATO force.
  • Canada sells weapons to many countries, including Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the US.
  • Last month, Canada voted against a UN plan to ban nuclear weapons.

WHAT CAN WE DO FOR PEACE?

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

MARKING WORLD PEACE DAY

 RAISING OF PEACE FLAG

You are invited to the raising of the peace flag in front of City Hall, Tuesday September 20, 10 am. The ceremony will include a peace prayer and a peace song. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

MAYORS FOR PEACE

Mayors for Peace is an initiative of the Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It works for the abolition of nuclear weapons. As of September 1 2016, 7,132 cities had joined the movement, including 105 cities in Canada.

Regina’s Mayor was invited to join in April. Four months later, he still has the proposal “under consideration.”

KEEP SPACE FOR PEACE

Attend a public discussion of “Keep Space for Peace”—or Why Canada should not join the US ballistic missile defence system: Saturday October 8, 2 pm, University of Regina, Research and Innovation Centre, Room 208.

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