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Trinity Episcopal Church to host an Ecumenical Memorial Vigil

 

Trinity Episcopal ParishClarksville, TN – Clarksville Area Ministerial Association and Trinity Episcopal Church will host an ecumenical memorial vigil with local churches at 6:00pm on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 317 Franklin Street, Clarksville, TN.

All members of the community are invited to attend this service which will remember the victims of the Las Vegas, NV tragedy.

Trinity Episcopal Parish in Clarksville

Trinity Episcopal Parish in Clarksville

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Trinity Episcopal Church to hold Interfaith Memorial Vigil Friday, June 17th

 

Trinity Episcopal ParishClarksville, TN – On Friday, June 17th, the Trinity Episcopal Church will host an interfaith memorial vigil with local churches at 7:00pm.

All members of the community are invited to attend this interfaith service which will remember the victims of the Orlando, FL tragedy.

Interfaith Memorial Vigil to mourn and celebrate the lives lost in Orlando, FL will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Friday.

Interfaith Memorial Vigil to mourn and celebrate the lives lost in Orlando, FL will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Friday.

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Unlit Eternal Flame dishonors all veterans

 

Once again the eternal flame is unlitSaturday was the fifth anniversary of the launch of the invasion of Iraq. Since the 2003 invasion America has suffered the grievous loss of some of it’s best, brightest, and most patriotic citizens. As I noted just a few days ago, the casualties of this war had reached 3987; 84 of those were from Tennessee, 4 from Clarksville.

As many of you know, I have in the past written articles strongly disagreeing with the Iraq war. I still oppose it and will continue to protest until it is finally ended, and the last American soldier has safely returned home. Now that we have made that clear, I must make something else clear.

 I have nothing but the highest respect for the dedication and the totality of the sacrifices that the soldiers serving our country make. As someone who has served in the military I understand that those who serve in our military are not granted the privilege of being able to cast a moral judgment about the legitimacy of the wars they are ordered to fight, and they share none of the blame so richly deserved by those who intentionally lied us into this conflict.

So on Saturday around dusk I went to Public Square in downtown Clarksville Tennessee in order to conduct what amounted to a one person vigil honoring those lives which have been lost in this unjust and immoral war in Iraq. I said my silent prayers for the souls of those no longer with us, and my continuing prayer for the safe return of those who are still in harms way.

After I was finished, I went for my camera. It is frequently said that a picture speaks a thousand words, so I will let the picture I took speak loud and clear, “Someone has a lot to answer for!” Fuel the flame; honor our soldiers.

 


Peace activists gather at eternal flame

 

The Fourth anniversary of the iraq war peace vigilOpposing forces on the Iraq War issue gathered at the Pillar or Fire, Pillar of Clouds  in downtown Clarksville last night. The FreeThinkers for Peace and Civil Liberties held a peace vigil at 7 p.m. Monday acknowledging the end of the 4th year of the Iraq War,  calling for an end to the conflict and the safe return of our troops from what they deem is an unwinnable war. Jeff Mackens and a half dozen pro-war pro-Bush supporters also gathered, waving flags at passers-by. Ironically, both groups offered the same basic message: support our troops. Their differences rest in issues of policy, not people.

At the center of the peace group was a large, stark white sign reading Every Life Is Unique, illuminated by a floodlight and clusters of candles at its base. The group also clustered candles on the marble base of the eternal flame to illuminate it, since the flame itself is not lit. Using songs, drumming,  poetic readings and personal statement, the group spoke of their support for the troops and their opposition to U.S. policies and censured the official lies that launched the war. In a moment reminiscent of the Vietnam era, the  sang Give Peace A Chance. «Read the rest of this article»

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Peace vigil planned

 

Support the troops, bring them home!The FreeThinkers for Peace and Civil Liberties will hold a candlelight vigil tonight at 7 p.m. the Eternal Flame at Public Square and Main Street in downtown Clarksville. The Vigil marks the fourth year of the Iraq War and follows a national movement of protests and rallies against the war that have been held across the country over the past three days, including the “Walk in the Shoes” rally in Nashville on Saturday. The public is welcome to attend this peace event.

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