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Vigil for Peace Oct. 1 at 6:20pm Sudbury Center

“Whoever destroys a single life, it is as if s/he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is as if s/he saved an entire world.”
~Babylonian Talmud: Sanhedrin 37a.
Sunday, October 1st‬ at 6:30pm candlelight vigil on the Sudbury common.
Let us stand together as one in peace and remembrance for all who have fallen victim to violence and for those who are at risk each moment of every day.
Sponsored by the Sudbury Clergy Association
October marks the start of Domestic Violence Month. This is but one of the many forms of violence, suffering, and division impacting our community, nation, and world in this moment. We are confronted by violence in rhetoric that dehumanizes and threatens entire groups of people, and violence in our collective failure to respond with compassion to those among us who are struggling and hurting. Our faith traditions affirm that we belong and are accountable to one another. When any one of us suffers, all of us suffer. Our sacred scriptures remind us of the vulnerability and tenacity of humankind, our faith traditions call us to work together towards creating a climate that is more than just the absence of violence. Building the beloved community calls us to be more, to work towards justice, wholeness, and soulful connection regardless of difference, to evolve beyond our base instincts. Creating peace in community is not a state we reach but an ongoing action. Responding violently is but one choice that we have when we struggle with the real divisions that we experience, the Sudbury Clergy Association invites the members of the Sudbury and surrounding communities to join us ‪on Sunday, October 1st‬ at 6:30pm for a candle light vigil on the Sudbury common. Let us stand together as one in peace and remembrance for all who have fallen victim to violence and for those who are at risk each moment of every day.
The Sudbury Clergy Association, Working together to build the Beloved Community.