Making Peace Vigil

Standing up for peace


Posted by strattof on May 11, 2017

On May 4 2017, MAKING PEACE VIGIL celebrated its 10th birthday. Every Thursday, from noon to 12:30 pm, we stand on the corner of Scarth Street and 11th Avenue handing out pamphlets on peace and justice issues.

We haven’t missed a week in 10 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 

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

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, Britain’s last surviving World War I veteran

War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious….It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.—Major General Smedely Butler, US Marine Corps

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

We are the 99%.—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

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.Martin Luther King

It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest.Nelson Mandela

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread.—Anatole France

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


  • Bearing witness to our society’s involvement in violence and injustice
  • Committing ourselves to creative action for change

EVERY THURSDAY until  breaks out

FROM noon to 12:30 pm



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
  • War against the earth systems that give us life

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