Sunday 20th November: News from the Iona Community: Edinburgh University Chaplaincy has just launched an initiative called 'A light for Aleppo, a light for all'. We are encouraging communities and individuals wherever they are to light beacons or candles at sunset on Sunday 20th November as signs of vigilance and hope. Will you join us by lighting a beacon to help raise awareness for the crises in Aleppo? Please pin on to the map where your lighting will happen and send back a photo if possible.
The beacons can be as simple as lighting a candle in a window, though we are also hoping for a number of community gatherings and the lighting of fires with churches and faith communities being integral to this vision. People feel so helpless and frustrated about what is happening in Syria. We hope that this initiative will help the movement for peace in Aleppo and let the people, aid workers, charities, and victims of war know that they are not forgotten. We have already heard from people in parts of the UK and in other countries who intend to join in. In this way, a path of light might well reach from here to Aleppo, or at least to Syrian borders, and spread hope, and may even help save lives.
The weblink is below, and it also takes you to the Facebook page which has further details, and photos of the launch. http://www.alightforaleppo.org/
Saturday 3rd December: “Truth Telling and Politics”. Conference organised by the Las Casas Institute, at the Said Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP from 10am to 4.30pm., followed by a Reception at Blackfriars. Entrance £20 standard or £10 for concessions. For full details see www.lascasasinstitute.org
With best wishes as always,
Administrator, on behalf of the Birmingham Justice and Peace Commission