Friday, March 30, 2012

March and Vigil Against Violence

Earlier this week, an eleven year old and a twelve year old girl who were playing inside their house in East Chicago were struck by bullets fired from outside. Both are in serious condition. Last night, 13 people were shot in Chicago. Two have died. Similar violence occurs on a daily basis all across our country. We can stop it.

Please join me in Chicago for a march and vigil against violence this Monday, April 2. The schedule is as follows:

5:30 pm – Assemble at St. James Episcopal Cathedral at Huron and Wabash.
6:15 pm – Arrive at the Daley Center at Washington and Dearborn
7:00 pm – Arrive at Old St. Pat's Catholic Church at Adams and DesPlaines
8:15 pm – End with a final vigil at 8:15 at Stroger Hospital at Harrison and Wood.

People can march the entire route or any portion of it, or just join us for the vigils at the stopping-points. A limited number of bus seats will be available to help transport those who cannot walk. Advance registration is required for bus seats. The event is sponsored on an inter-faith basis by several area institutions. More information is available at

Those who live in the areas that are most affected are looking forward to participation from people who live in areas that are relatively more safe.

Please contact me if there is any way I can help you with regard to this effort.

Thank you, and greetings of peace.

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