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Alternative Anzac service promotes peace

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Remembering and Healing hold gatherings dedicated to the pursuit of peace. Photo RaH
Remembering and Healing hold gatherings dedicated to the pursuit of peace. Photo RaH

After the dawn service, the last post and the salute to the Anzacs, each year Lismore group Remembering and Healing holds a gathering dedicated to the pursuit of peace.

Remembering and Healing organises Anzac Day events that model how commemorations of wars can be inclusive, remembering all who have suffered through war, on all sides, civilian and military, without any glorification of war and at the same time committing to a peaceful future.

This year’s event features a special guest, Paul Barratt, President of Australians for War Powers Reform (AWPR).

AWPR are Australians who believe that any decision to take Australia into international armed conflict should be made by our parliament, not by the PM or the executive.

Unlike in previous years, where events have been held in Lismore’s Peace Park, due to the recent floods the decision has been taken to move today’s event indoors.

RaH’s ANZAC Day multi-faith and multicultural peace gathering, 11am    St Andrew’s Anglican Hall, Zadoc St, Lismore.


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1 COMMENT

  1. The ANZAC experience, dictates ,
    Never trust a government !
    Never let a government decide what is a just war !
    Never trust a government that lets a foreign power control the armed forces !
    Howard IS a war criminal !
    Trump’s war in Korea is NOT our war !
    G”)

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