On Monday, January 15th at 5 pm, there will be a candle light vigil to support the peace-building process in Korea. This will be at the Diana Krall Plaza in downtown Nanaimo hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Nanaimo chapter.
The vigil is in solidarity with activities organized by The Vancouver Women’s Forum on Peace and Security On The Korean Peninsula to coincide with the Foreign Ministers Conference there on January 16th.
A delegation of sixteen women peacemakers from Asia, Europe, and North America have come to Vancouver to ensure that women’s perspectives are included in the official discussions and that the only option on the table to resolve the Korean crisis is a diplomatic one.
To support this, candle light vigils will be held in Vancouver, Nanaimo, Saltspring Island, and in Victoria.
January 15 is Martin Luther King Day in the US where King spoke out boldly about the links between militarization, social injustice and spiritual death. In reference to Vietnam, he rejoiced that religious leaders were choosing “ to move beyond the prophesying of smooth patriotism to the high grounds of a firm dissent based on the mandates of conscience and the reading of history.”
Everyone is welcome to this Nanaimo vigil and participants are encouraged to dress warmly and bring candles!
For further information, call 250 753 3015.