In­vi­ta­tion to join Women in Black

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Once a month a small gath­er­ing of Women in Black hold a si­lent vigil at the Ar­ran Coastal Way marker in Brod­ick.

Part of the world­wide net­work of women com­mit­ted to peace with jus­tice in our world, they meet in si­lence to re­mem­ber all the for­got­ten vic­tims of war – civil­ians and sol­diers killed in war sit­u­a­tions not of their mak­ing. They meet to demon­strate against war and hate, to state that vi­o­lence breeds vi­o­lence and that peace with jus­tice for ev­ery­one is the way.

Women in Black was started by Is­raeli and Pales­tinian women protest­ing against the ac­tions of the Is­raeli Army. Vig­ils are held around the world and in Scot­land in places, in­clud­ing Ed­in­burgh and In­ver­ness and now on Ar­ran.

Women of any or no po­lit­i­cal or re­li­gious view who can re­late to these as­pi­ra­tions are warmly in­vited to gather with them on the last Satur­day of each month be­tween 1pm and 2pm. This month the gath­er­ing will be on Satur­day Au­gust 27. Any­one at­tend­ing is asked to wear black and, if de­sired, bring a plac­ard to state their con­vic­tion. The sup­port of men is also wel­come.

A re­cent si­lent protest by the Women in Black.

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