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Peace vigils, rallies and meetings - Oct 11th

Peace vigils, rallies and meetings

Updated 11 October 2001

* WHANGAREI

~ FRI, 12 October - rally for peace, 12-15pm in the Cameron Street Mall. Organised by Coalition For Peace Whangarei, for more info contact: Cheree (09) 430 8588; Jan (09) 438 5889; Tim (09) 434 6633; Carol (09) 437 0185; Vaughan (09) 433 8897 / 437 0185.

~ TUES, 16 October - Coalition for Peace Whangarei meeting, 5pm at the Trade Union Centre, 7 First Avenue, all welcome. The Coalition will meet every Tuesday, same time same place, until further notice.

~ WEDS, 17 October - ‘What’s behind America’s drive for war?’, 7pm, at the One Double Five Community House, 155 Kamo Road. Organised by Socialist Workers Organisation, for more info contact Vaughan tel (09) 433 8897, vaughan@ihug.co.nz

* AUCKLAND

~ every day until Sat, 13 October - Anti-War Stall, 3pm onwards, outside Borders bookstore on Queen St, CBD. Organised by Socialist Workers Organisation.

~ SAT, 13 October - International Day of Action to Stop the Militarisation of Space together with Anti- War Coalition Rally and March, 12 noon, QEII Square for Rally and March up Queen Street. For more info contact Brian tel (09) 373 7599 x5745, vandam@mat.auckland.ac.nz or Joan (09) 360 8001.

~ MON, 15 October, - 'Global Turmoil', a service of speakers, reflection and prayer for the world since September11, with speakers Rod Oram, 'Fallout in world business'; Christine Sorensen, 'Pakistan Perspective'; and Revd Martin Baker, a personal view, 7-30pm, St Philip's Anglican Church, 92 St Heliers Bay Road. Combined Churches of St Heliers, Glendowie and Glen Innes: pray for world peace. Participating Churches: St Philip’s Anglican, St Thomas’ Anglican, St Mary’s Methodist-Anglican, St Ignatius Catholic, Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic, St Pius Catholic, St Heliers Presbyterian, Glendowie Presbyterian.

~ MON and TUES, 15-16 October - 24 hr prayer vigil, 8-30pm Monday to 7-30pm Tuesday in St Philip's Church. Someone will be there throughout the period, come and join us for some part of the time. Combined Churches of St Heliers, Glendowie and Glen Innes: pray for world peace. Participating Churches: St Philip’s Anglican, St Thomas’ Anglican, St Mary’s Methodist-Anglican, St Ignatius Catholic, Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic, St Pius Catholic, St Heliers Presbyterian, Glendowie Presbyterian.

~ TUES, 16 October - 'prayer - power - peace', service of prayer, Bible readings, songs, with speaker Revd Barry Tetley 'A Christian Approach to Peace', modelled on Barry's personal experiences of the non-violent revolution in the Philippines, 1986', 7-30pm at Glendowie Presbyterian Church, 197 Riddell Road. Combined Churches of St Heliers, Glendowie and Glen Innes: pray for world peace. Participating Churches: St Philip’s Anglican, St Thomas’ Anglican, St Mary’s Methodist-Anglican, St Ignatius Catholic, Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic, St Pius Catholic, St Heliers Presbyterian, Glendowie Presbyterian.

~ WEDS, 17 October - ‘The Persistent Reality of Colonisation: Ongoing Conflict or Time For A Real Change?’ Moana Jackson (Maori Law Commission), from 12-30pm to 2pm, Staff Lounge, Study Centre, Albany Campus, Auckland. The second in the Massey University Centre for Justice and Peace Development public lecture series, for more info contact Dr Warwick Tie, tel (09) 443 9799 x9052, W.J.Tie@massey.ac.nz

~ SAT, 20 October, Manukau - South Auckland rally for peace, to stop NZ involvement in the war; and to say no to racist attacks! Gather at 1pm, Hayman Park, Ronwood Dr, Manukau (behind Manukau Shopping Centre). All welcome. Organised by Women Against Rape. Speakers and volunteers are welcome, tel Sarah on (09) 276 1991.

* WELLINGTON

~ THURS, 11 October - do you want to help organise the Wellington response to the attacks in the US? the next planning meeting to organise anti-war actions will be at 5-30pm, 230 Cuba Street. For more info contact c/o PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ FRI, 12 October - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph. For more info contact c/o PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ SAT, 13 October - International Day of Action to Stop the Militarisation of Space - ‘Weapons in space: a new threat to peace and security? a seminar with representatives from peace and disarmament organisations, the NZ government, and other governments giving their views on the US government's plans to put weapons in space. From 9-40am (for registration, seminar starts at 10am) to 3-30pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Law School (old government buildings). Details of the programme are available on the PMA website at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/spasem.htm

~ SUN, 14 October - join ‘Standing Together: An Interfaith Gathering for Justice and Solidarity’, be there as Jews, Muslims, Christians pray from their own tradition. Show by your presence that there is no room for hatred, discrimination or violence here in Wellington; with music by Strumpet, and a collection for UNICEF work in Afghanistan, 2pm to 3pm, in Civic Square. For more info contact Sister Margaret Mary, Compassion Centre, tel (04) 385 9299, fax (04) 384 9769, margaret.mary@hoc.org.nz

~ MON, 15 October - 'non-violence in action', Eva Scarfe, volunteer for Peace Brigades International's Colombia Project speaks about her work in Colombia, from 12-30pm to 2pm, at Caritas, 22-30 Hill Street, Thorndon. RSVP and for more info contact Alyn Ware, tel (04) 499 3443, alynw@attglobal.net

* NELSON

~ ongoing - the Nelson Peace Group has decided that rather than keep a vigil they are going to be wearing arm bands with an appropriate message or badge until the war ends. They will carry spares to give to people who wish to do the same.

* CHRISTCHURCH

~ FRI, 12 October - No more War March and Rally, 12 noon meet at the Bridge of Remembrance, to the Square. All welcome; bring your family and friends, drums, lunch and have a good time with some lovely people. Every Friday, same time same place until further notice. For more info contact Peace Action Network peaceactionaotearoa@yahoo.co.nz

~ FRI, 12 October - next Peace Action Network Meeting, 7-30pm at Interactive, 4th Floor, 222 High St.

~ FRI, 19 October - No more War March and Rally, 12 noon meet at the Bridge of Remembrance, to the Square. All welcome; bring your family and friends, drums, lunch and have a good time with some lovely people. Every Friday, same time same place until further notice. For more info contact Peace Action Network peaceactionaotearoa@yahoo.co.nz

* DUNEDIN

~ SAT, 13 October - Stop the bombing - don’t turn tragedy into war! Dunedin rally to stop the war, 12 noon, meet in the Octagon, Organised by International Socialist Organisation, for more info contact Tim tel 021 1728267or Dougal isonz@hotmail.com

~ SUN, 14 October - Picnic for peace! 2pm to 4pm, in front of the band rotunda, near the duck pond in the Dunedin Botanical Gardens; family friendly, bring food and conversation/information to share. Every Sunday until further notice, organised by Peace Movement Dunedin.

If you would like your vigil, rally or meeting for peace listed on this page, please send details of your event (including contact details for at least one of the people organising it) to pma@xtra.co.nz

Peace Movement Aotearoa the national networking peace group PO Box 9314, Wellington, Aotearoa / New Zealand. tel +64 4 382 8129, fax 382 8173, pma@xtra.co.nz website http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/ Internet Peace Gateway http://www.peace.org.nz

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