|No War in Syria Candelight Vigil set for Des Moines|
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|Written by Kathleen McQuillen|
|Wednesday, 04 September 2013 09:45|
What: No War in Syria Candlelight Peace Vigil
When: Wednesday, September 4; 8:00 pm
Where: Cowles Commons – Peace Garden, 3rd and Walnut, Des Moines
Who: Central Iowa Peace Communities and Allies
Des Moines – While President Obama is calling on the US Congress to support a US attack on Syria, people in central Iowa gather tonight to call on the Iowa congressional delegation to oppose such a war.
“War itself is the enemy,” said Bob Brammer with the Des Moines Area Ecumenical Committee for Peace. According to Brammer, the US must work with the international communities to resolve the current crisis.
The candlelight vigil includes will comments from the Des Moines Area Ecumenical Committee for Peace, the American Friends Service Committee, Veterans for Peace, and Womens International League for Peace and Freedom. Music will be led by Ann Naffier.
An action table will be available for people to send messages to their congressional offices and to commit to a follow-up action.
Sponsors include: Des Moines Area Ecumenical Committee for Peace, American Friends Service Committee, Catholic Peace Ministry, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and Veterans for Peace.
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