As we enjoy the peace and serenity of our place of grace by the sea, we read news of religious violence around the world. We have the opportunity to worship without fear, but we hear about the challenges faced by those who are targeted simply because of the way in which they know God. We hear most often about the persecution tied to conflicts in the Middle East, but no region is untouched by this issue.
On Thursday, July 30 at 7pm, we will gather on the Craigville Green for a Vigil for Victims of Religious Violence. The gathering will be simple. We will pray for victims of religious violence around the world. We will ask God for the strength to be peacemakers and agents of goodwill in our community. We will sing songs about peace and grace.
The vigil will take place even in the event of rain, so bring an umbrella if the weather looks drizzly.