13th annual Vigil With the Silenced: A Just Advent

Date(s) - December 7, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church

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13th annual Vigil With the Silenced: A Just Advent
Join us 1st and 3rd Thursdays in December, at noon:
* Dec. 7th  @ St. Andrews-Wesley United Church, Nelson and Burrard with walk to Christ Church Cathedral, for last  half-hour and then,
* Dec. 21st @ E. 1st Avenue and Commercial Drive}.
“Vigiling … affirms that our presence itself has meaning, that our attention is a valuable currency.” (Laurel  Dykstra)
Advent prepares us for the birth of the One who embodies caring — including those who have been excluded or crumbed from the riches’ tables of society. Something about being born in a “cowshed,” amid the phenomenally hierarchical Roman Empire, then, that links to us, now ….
Well-intentioned annual blitzes to donate goods for the homeless or food banks or contribute gifts to “needy” children might mask the dark reality of political and economic policies that perpetuate poverty and homelessness. 
Advent is a prophetic time – an un-masking time – to profess light coming into the world. We vigil to summon a setting right of that which has caused hurt, exclusion and anguish. 
Join us to express your concerns to the following: 
   Mayor Gregor Robertson, City of Vancouver.  
mayorandcouncil@vancouver.ca; Tel: 604 873-7011 
   John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia.   Email: premier@gov.bc.ca
Tel: 1-250-387-1715
   The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.  Email: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca  Tel:613-995-0253
Hosted by sympathizers and Christians of Vancouver (c/o bkmorris59@hotmail.com or sistersea@gmail.com)

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