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MEDIA ADVISORY FOR CONTACT: Roy Hill
Friday, March 14, 2003

REGINA PEOPLE TO HOLD
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AT:
WILLISTON DRIVE PARK
by the Ice Rink

A Wave of Vigils to Oppose the U.S. Invasion of Iraq is Scheduled For Sunday in Over 3,000 Cities
in Over 90 Countries



Local citizens will hold a candlelight vigil on the eve of an anticipated UN Security Council vote. Local organizations have responded to a call by Win Without War, the nations mainstream anti-Iraq war coalition, and its million-member affiliate MoveOn.org, to join with citizens of over 90 countries in over 3000 cities around the world.

Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa added his voice to the global call yesterday:

"On Sunday evening people in every corner of the globe will shine beacons of light throughout the world. May our candles rekindle the light of reason and hope so that war will be averted in Iraq and peace will prevail in the world."

Many faith-based organizations in the US and abroad have responded with an unprecedented set of protest vigils set to begin in New Zealand on Sunday night and to continue sequentially in time zones all over the world.

WHO: Regina Citizens for a Peaceful World
WHAT: Worldwide Candlelight Vigil for Peace
WHERE: Williston Drive Park by Ice Rink
WHEN: 7:00 PM, Sunday, March 16, 2003

Members of Win Without War include: National Council of Churches, MoveOn.org, Sierra Club, NAACP, National Organization of Women, American Friends Service Committee, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Working Assets, Veterans for Common Sense, Greenpeace, Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, Women's Action for New Directions Universalist Association of Congregations, United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society, Council for a Livable World, TrueMajority, Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Leadership Conference, Global Exchange, NETWORK - A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, Oxfam America, Rainbow/Push Coalition, Sojourners, The Tikkun Community, Unitarian Us Foundation, Peace Action, Artists United to Win Without War, Musicians United to Win Without War.



A BEACON OF HOPE SHONE BRIGHT
ON A CHILLY DARK NIGHT