Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Vigil for Peace and Reconciliation

Vigil for Peace and Reconciliation

Co-sponsored by The Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project And The Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry

In response to the violence perpetrated by Larry Cirignano, Executive Director of Catholic Citizenship against pro-marriage equality demonstrator Sarah Loy at the "Rally for Democracy" at Worcester City Hall on December 16, 2006

A Candlelight Vigil will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, in the early evening Tentative plan is to gather at Copley Square, and process to the offices of Catholic Citizenship at 198 Tremont Street in Boston.

There will be a call to dialogue to anti-marriage activists in Catholic Citizenship, the Catholic League, and the Archdiocese of Boston, as we seek to move beyond the bitter and divisive debate over the proposed ban on same-sex marriage that has raged for over 3 years now. We seek to affirm peace, tolerance and mutual respect for all citizens of the Commonwealth. The tone will be respectful as we seek to dispel the anger and aggressiveness that culminated in the violence in Worcester on Saturday.

Planning still to come. Questions, suggestions, and input welcome. Please forward this announcement to friends, family, and comrades. Contact: or Don Gorton at 617-262-2381

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