Summer Peace Events
6th August 2012 - by Ellen Teague
Columban Justice and Peace will be supporting peace events over the summer, particularly marking this week’s anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings in August 1945.
Events include walks along the London Peace Trail, the Annual Pax Christi Hiroshima & Nagasaki Vigils in Westminster Cathedral Piazza; to the Annual Pax Christi Franz Jagerstatter memorial service in Westminster Cathedral Crypt this Thursday.
6 & 9 August 10am – 5pm
Annual Pax Christi Hiroshima & Nagasaki Vigils in Westminster Cathedral Piazza
Prayers at 11.30am and 3.30pm.
9 August 6.30pm
Annual Pax Christi – Franz Jagerstatter memorial service.
In the Crypt Chapel, Westminster Cathedral
Entrance via the school car-park in Ambrosden Avenue. Followed by
interfaith peace walk to London Peace Pagoda with the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist community.
Saturday 18 August 10.30pm
Guided walk along the Central London Peace Trail
With Bruce Kent and Valerie Flessati of the Movement for the Abolition of War. Meet by Gandhi’s statue in Tavistock Square WC1. The trail goes down to Red Lion Square, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Westminster, ending at the Imperial War Museum. Drop out earlier if you need to.
Sunday 2 September 2.30pm
Peace Pledge Union walk and talks around peace memorials in central London.
Meet in the café of St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, at 2.30pm for refreshments before walking up to Red Lion Square and ending at the conscientious objectors memorial stone in Tavistock Square. More refreshments and discussion afterwards. For further information contact Annie on 020 7424 9444 (12-5pm Mon-Thurs) email firstname.lastname@example.org or check www.ppu.org.uk nearer the time. No need to book, but we would like to know approximate numbers by Tuesday 28th August.
Sunday 23 September
Children’s Mystery Walk along the London peace trail
With puzzle books, clues, and passports to get stamped at each site. Best for 5-11 age group. Starts at Friends House, Euston Rd NW1 at 11am. Details & free registration: Movement for the Abolition of War 020 3397 3019 email@example.com
Bruce Kent, of St. Mellitus Parish in Westminster Diocese, stands with Japanese and Korean visitors who brought their peace banners to London for the 2012 Olympics and displayed them in the North London parish.