Remembrance events today at Occupy London
Occupy London will today join war veterans and others to show respect to all those who lost their lives in both World Wars and other conflicts.
There will be a 90 minute service in the St Paul’s Cathedral beginning at 10.15am and the two minutes silence will be observed by all.
‘We Dare to Dream of a World at Peace’
This evening Occupy London will hold a Peace evening, starting at 7pm, entitled ‘We Dare to Dream of a World at Peace’. Speakers including Catherine Powell of Occupy London’s Remembrance Day working Group, Ben Griffin of Veterans for Peace, Chris Nineham of the Stop the War Coalition, and Kate Hudson from CND, who have been invited to speak on ‘being the peace we want to see in the world’, sharing something of their own personal journeys, and how we can grow the faith that another way is possible. There will be candles and songs for all the camp to join in with.
Visitors are also invited to contribute to a Remembrance wall where people can contribute personal messages, photographs and names as a way of remembering lives lost due to wars.
These Remembrance events at Occupy London have been organised by its Remembrance Day working group, which brings together people from the camps – near the London Stock Exchange just by St Paul’s Cathedral and at Finsbury Square – comprising veterans and civilians working together through dialogue and consensus decision-making to honour the day respectfully.