Invitation to join Women in Black
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.