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An alternative remembrance service on ANZAC day

Remembering war by working for peace: An alternative remembrance service on ANZAC day

We urge you to come join us in an alternative remembrance service to ‘never forget’ the full cost of war and ‘never again’ engage in violence to settle our differences as we partner for peace.

The service will be introduced by Professor Richard Jackson from the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies. The service will include public readings, moments of meditation and silence, opportunities to remember loved ones, and the laying of a wreath of white poppies. People who attend will then get the opportunity to make a pledge towards peace and tie a white ribbon to the peace pole to show this.

“The event has been organised by members of the Dunedin community to give people an opportunity to remember all the casualties of war – civilian and military on all sides of past and current conflicts”, says Joe Llewellyn, co-organiser, student at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and member of the Organisation for Global Nonviolent Action. “We hope to peacefully challenge the beliefs, values and institutions that make war inevitable by providing a space for people to gather on ANZAC day and make a commitment towards peace.” A large number of people have expressed in interest in a peacefully-oriented form of remembrance. The organisers are expecting a good turnout and hope to make it a continuing annual event.

All are welcome!

When: Anzac day (Thursday the 25th of April) at 5:30pm
Where: The Peace Pole, out the front of the Otago Museum, Dunedin.
www.otago.ac.nz/ncpacs

ENDS

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