ArchivesSeptember 2010‘Light up the World with Peace’

‘Light up the World with Peace’

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Light up the World with Peace was the theme of an event that gathered more than 1,000 students on the West Quadrangle of Silliman University in Dumaguete to create a human peace sign in candlelight. The event was part of the Peace Month 2010 celebration on the campus of Silliman University led by its Justice and Peace Center. The Peace Month 2010 celebration created the candlelit human peace sign to express to the whole world that Silliman University is calling for peace.

“This is a year when we must join together and be loud and clear in expressing our desire for peace because it is a year when the failures of the past Administration are behind us now,” said Program Director of the Justice and Peace Center, Cobbie Palm. “The new Administration gives us hope that steps toward peace may be accelerated with the resumption of the peace talks and an the end to the horrific chapter of our recent history of extrajudicial killings and rampant corruption”.

The Silliman University students gathered near the portals on Hibbard Avenue and began a peaceful march through the city of Dumaguete late in the afternoon of Sept.21, led by a drum band and streamers that lifted up the principle that there can be no peace without justice. The march culminated at the Silliman University West Quandrangle to form the human peace sign in candlelight.

The emphasis of the day’s activity was a call to the New Administration of President Aquino and all local government units to seize the moment and renew this nation by cleansing it of the demons that abuse power, exploit privilege and manipulate truth justice and peace.
(Justice & Peace Center)

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