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Keep Shining the Light:
A Call to Witness in a Time of War

January 24, 2006


You are invited to help continue the important work of Torontonian Jim Loney who, along with three other
peace workers, went missing in Iraq nearly two months ago. Come to the final event of Christian Peacemaker Teams' SHINE THE LIGHT campaign in Toronto.

Please join in a time of public witness: Sunday, January 29, at 4:45 pm, beginning in Dundas Square (corner of Yonge and Dundas: Dundas Subway Station).

Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is inviting supporters around the world to continue to "Shine the Light" on the U.S. lead occupation of Iraq and the horror it produces in the lives of so many thousands of ordinary Iraqis. We all remember the horrific photographs from Abu Ghraib Prison, one of the U.S. prisons in Iraq. Our procession from Dundas Square to the Peace Garden (Toronto City Hall) will be lead by people dressed in hoods, representing all Iraqis held illegally. After a time of vigil, we will proceed to the U.S. Consulate, which represents the government responsible for the war in Iraq. We will continue our call for justice for the 16 000 Iraqis detained without trial by U.S. troops and for an end to the occupation of Iraq. Please bring flashlights, as big as possible, in order to shine your own light on the Consulate.

You are also invited to join in a daily vigil and procession. Each day until January 28 we will gather for a prayer vigil at 5:30 pm at the Peace Garden (Nathan Philip Square, Toronto City Hall) followed by a candlelight procession to the U.S. consulate.

For more information about CPT's work and about the Shine the Light campaign, please consult our website: www.cpt.org.


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