Michigan Peaceworks and Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice will team up to demand that the Bush Administration broker a ceasefire in the Middle East and to call for the protection of civilian life and a re-starting of the peace process.
This Sunday evening, hundreds of community members are expected to participate in a candlelight vigil to protest the violence on the part of Israel, Hezbollah, and Hamas, and to call upon the Bush Administration to use diplomatic pressure to bring all parties to the table to reach a ceasefire agreement.
In this action, protesters will call for:
1. An immediate ceasefire in the Middle East.
2. A renewal of the peace process.
3. Respect for civilian life and infrastructure.
The vigil will bring together diverse populations to express a common desire for peace and will illustrate the power and possibilities of conflict resolution through nonviolent means.
Since the start of the fighting on July 12th, over 300 Lebanese civilians and 17 Israeli civilians have been killed. These deaths represent clear breaches of international humanitarian law and it is vital that the United States— an influential force in Middle Eastern politics—use diplomatic pressure to bring all parties to the table to reach a ceasefire agreement.
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Added by ICPJ on July 24, 2006