PRESS ARTICLE: Candles Light Up For Peace

article-4-10-01Candles light up for peace
Mornington Mail, Thursday, October 4, 2001
Article by Keith Platt

A NON-political and non-denominational peace vigil is being organised for Mornington Peninsula residents.

“The vigil is being organised by local people who wish to make a positive statement to reaffirm to the world what is important – living together with tolerance and acceptance of our diverse community and their cultures, and the assets that they bring to our everyday living.” said one of the organisers, Sally McLean of Mornington.

“September 11 was not only the day of the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington but also, ironically, the United Nations International Day of Peace.”

Ms McLean said the vigil would promote the peninsula’s cultural diversity “and invite a sense of hope for our generation and the generations to come”.

The logo for the event has been designed and created by Aboriginal artist Rondon D’Antoine, with assistance from fellow artist, Benjamen McKeown

The vigil will be Seawinds Gardens. Arthurs Seat on October 27 with a ceremony starting at 5pm.

Ms McLean said there would be a “symbolic” lighting of candles for peace.

For further information phone Sally McLean on —– or Chris Nagorcka on ——.