Date(s) - December 7, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1st Avenue & Commercial Drive
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There will be two vigils:
Sat. Dec. 7th, 12-noon @ E. 1st & Commercial Drive;
Sat. Dec. 21st, 12-noon @ Christ Church Cathedral
“Vigiling … affirms that our presence has meaning, our attention is a valuable currency.”(Laurel Dykstra)
Advent prepares us for the birth of the One who embodies caring and daring — 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 links to us, now. We vigil to summon a setting right of that which has caused hurt, exclusion, anguish, and silenced people.
Well-intentioned annual blitz’ 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 inequalities with poverty and homelessness.
Consider expressing your concerns to the following:
• Mayor Kennedy Stewart, City of Vancouver.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: 604 873-7011
• John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia. Email: email@example.com
• The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 613-995-0253