Remaining Lenten Vigils for Peace and Justice
Friday, March 23, 2012, Noon-1:00 p.m.: On the eve of Archbishop Romero’s assassination, Scott Wright, long-time peacemaker and author of Oscar Romero and the Communion of Saints, will lead a prayer service commemorating the martyrdom of Romero. We will also include prayers remembering the 16 civilians recently murdered in Afghanistan.
Friday, March 30, 2012, Noon-1:00 p.m.: As we approach Holy Week and remember the torture and execution of Jesus, torture survivors from TASSC International will lead a prayer service remembering the tortured of our world and calling for the abolition of torture.
Where: White House (north side on Pennsylvania Ave.)
Why: Lent is a time for personal and societal repentance, a time for radical conversion, renewal and transformation. Living under the brutal occupation of the Roman empire, Jesus declared: “The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the Gospel.” (Mk.1:15) Living in the U.S. empire, which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. described as “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world,” we need to heed Jesus’ proclamation now more than ever.
Please join us and publicize it through your networks!