Blue Mountains Peace Vigil Friday 24 April

A call to peace:

Blue Mountains Peace Vigil April 24thKatoomba

On April 24th we will be holding a Peace Vigil in Katoomba to pay our respect to peacemakers, mourn the devastating effects of war, and to kindle the fire of peace within our own community. Peace is an active process. It is not something in the future, but something we participate in now. It starts in our communities as we strive for justice for humanity and Mother Earth. This means respectful and honest acknowledgement of the history of place and country, beginning with recognition of the frontier wars and the continued struggle for sovereignty of the first nation peoples.

Program

Peace Memorial @ Civic Place 5:30: Opening with Jacinta Tobin. Words from Elspeth Hull and Sculptor Tom Coley. Followed by offerings of music from Andrew Stout, Lantern Tree, Simon Leo, The Fannigans, The Pacopezants and Bronwyn Kirkpatrick. During the music we will light lanterns and prepare to walk to the community gardens.

Carrying the Light of Hope and Peace leaving the Civic Place at 6:30: A lantern walk down to the Katoomba Community Garden. (BYO lantern or light). BYO lantern or come and make one on the 19th (details below).

Silence and Singing for Peace, Peace Memorial at 6:45: Shakuhachi Flute by Bronwyn Kirkpatrick and a moment of reflection, followed by community singing. If you would like to come and learn some songs we will have a song sharing session on the 19th (details below).

Soup, Stories and Song by the fire, 7pm onwards at the Katoomba community Gardens. BYO blanket, torch, chair, mug, spoon, stories and songs to share (please be aware there is no lighting in the garden).

Contact Sarah @ sarahs_not@hotmail.com or on 0422652830; lynn@kindlehill.nsw.edu.au