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Monday, January 19, 2009

Peace March and Vigil in Johnson City

If you are near our mountain please join us next Sunday!
INTER-FAITH MARCH & VIGIL FOR PEACE
Sunday, 25 January 2009
March for Peace - 3:00-3:30pm
Vigil for Peace - 3:30-5:00pm
Carver Recreation Center
Johnson City, TN

In response to the recent atrocities in Gaza, concerned citizens of Johnson City are reaching out in solidarity to the victims of the attacks and to cry out for Justice and Peace for both Palestinians and Israelis. On Sunday afternoon, at 3:30pm at the Carver Recreation Center, a Vigil for Peace with representatives of all three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), each closely tied to the events in the Holy Land, will remember those who have died and those who continue to grieve and suffer in Gaza and Israel.

The purpose of this Vigil is to awaken our community to the situation in Israel/Palestine, to cry out for peace through equal justice for all, and build and strengthen bonds of friendship among our diverse communities here in Northeast Tennessee. Our vision is to heal and bridge our lives and communities and to recognize the value of every human life in all peoples and places.

Before the vigil, at 3:00pm there will be a Silent March for Peace from ETSU to the Carver Recreation Center where the vigil is to take place. Please gather in the ETSU parking lot across the street from McDonalds on University Parkway at 2:45pm before the march begins.

The Vigil for Peace will commence at 3:30pm at Carver Recreation Center (322 W. Watauga Ave.), and will finalize by 4:30pm.

Following the Vigil, there will be a time of fellowship for all those in attendance. You are welcome and encouraged to bring a dish, snack or hors d'oeuvres to share if you wish.

We cordially invite and welcome the entire community to this event.

In this period of global uncertainty, we thank you for participating in this vision to bring lasting peace and hope to Palestine and Israel.

Please contact RJ Powell at (804) 683-9589 or rjpowell at gmail dot com for more information or questions regarding this event.
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