ANZAC Eve Peace Vigil takes shape

David Johnson making lanterns at our earth day workshop @ Digger St Art Collective

The inaugural Anzac Eve Peace Vigil is being held at the Cenotaph this Easter Sunday 24 April 2011.

Bring chairs to sit on, and blankets.

Margaret Pestorius, with her friend Trisha Gates, is planning the ceremony that;

acknowledges Aboriginal custody

remembers and invites ALL the different peoples, and kinds of people and how they are touched by war

reflects on war today

ask “What would the ANZACS say to us about Afghanistan?”

The ceremony will be inclusive, reverant, and offer plenty of opportunities for personal witness or remembrance.

Then we move to thinking about peace, and how to use current circumstances to work effectively for peace.

Music, poetry, prayer, friendship and looking forward.  With lanterns.  (check out this intructional video on peace lantern making)

You can read an opinion column about the event that was published in the Cairns Post today.

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