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News :: War and Militarism
Good Friday Anti-War Vigils In Boston
22 Mar 2008
On Good Friday yesterday, two religious vigils against war were held in downtown Boston. The first was the annual Quaker Witness For Peace, held every Good Friday since 1961, by the Beacon Hill Friends Meeting. About 40 peace activists stood in dignified silence on Boston Common from 11:30am-2pm to stand in solemn witness against war. Leaflets were handed out to passersby explaining the vigil's purpose.

Then, a block away in front of the State House, from 1pm-2pm,the Catholic peace group Pax Christi held a solemn reading of the 15 stations of the cross--each of the 15 stations had an anti-war and social justice theme. Participants held banners expressing religious opposition to war.
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The underlying theme of both vigils was that Jesus was executed by the State for his radical message of peace and justice; and that Christians, and people of all faiths, must oppose the violence and oppression in this world, so often committed in the name of religion.

The first 2 photos posted here are of the Quaker Witness, the rest are of the Pax Christi vigil.
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See also:
http://www.afsc.org
http://www.paxchristiusa.org

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