A short annual peace vigil, led by the Iona Community’s Wild Goose Resource Group, to bear witness to peaceful alternatives to the violence of weapons of mass destruction. Readings, songs, prayers, silence, symbolic actions – and a picnic to end with (bring your own!). People of all faiths, or of none, are most welcome.

Things are coming together for this event at Faslane. We now have a petition ready, to go to the Government, asking them to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The new Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be there to sign it, as will Bishop Nolan from the Catholic Church, and the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, Bishop Mark Strange, has agreed to sign, as has the Convenor of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council, Richard Frazer. This represents a strong statement from the mainline Churches in Scotland, and we are working on getting as much publicity for the event as we can. Graham Maule and Jo Love are leading the whole event with a special liturgy written for the occasion, in the form of one of the Pauline epistles, with space for signing, and of course there will songs, prayers and readings as well.

For further information, please contact SCANA via John Harvey at [email protected]

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