Date(s) - 07/01/2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Corner of Main St and Illinois Ave
MONTHLY PEACE AND JUSTICE VIGIL:
PEACE IS PATRIOTIC
SATURDAY, JULY 1, 2023 NOON TO 1:00 PM
The Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois will hold the Monthly Peace and Justice Vigil on Saturday, July 1, 2023, Noon to 1 P.M. at the corner of Main and Illinois Ave., Carbondale.
The Declaration of Independence provides that all are entitled to certain “unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Peace is essential to all of these. Peacebuilding is essential to our existence and the existence of the earth.
During the 1790s an essay by Benjamin Rush — a signer of the Declaration of Independence — argued: “It is much to be lamented that no person has taken notice of the [Federal Constitution’s] total silence upon the subject of an office of the utmost importance to the welfare of the United States, that is, an office for promoting and preserving perpetual peace in our country.”
The first ‘modern’ Department of Peace bill introduced by Dennis Kucinich in 2001 recognized that international and domestic violence are interconnected. The root causes of violence and the root solutions for peace are interdependent. Sadly, we have become masters at war-making. It is time to truly begin peacebuilding.
Appropriate signs will be provided, but all are invited to bring their own. The next monthly meeting will be held on ZOOM on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 6pm. For information about joining, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.