Today, thirty-some folks gathered for a peace vigil in front of Senator Ron Wyden's office in Eugene, at 7th & Charnelton.
The event was called by Faith In Action, an affiliate of Two Rivers Interfaith Ministries. Faith In Action is made up of people from many different religions. Unlike an "eccumenical" organization, which typically draws its flock from Christian demoninations only, Faith In Action has Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim members as well.
Faith In Action began holding these vigils in the last month, and plans to continue them "until the war is over". Each vigil will be organized by one of the member organizations, generally a faith-based one, and an individual from that organization will open and close the vigil with some words about the meaning of their participation. Today's vigil was organized by the Friends Meeting (the Quakers). We all held hands and observed a moment of silence to meditate on the meaning of peace before dispersing.
The next vigil will be on June 12th, in front of Senator Gordon Smith's Eugene office, on 7th & Pearl.