Peace March one year on

It’s almost a year since Jill Meagher’s murder. Many people have been asking for another peace march to be organised and it seems appropriate and perhaps needed.

Sunday 29 September 2013 at noon
Starting at the corner of Sydney Road and Moreland Road, marching down Sydney Road to Brunswick Road.

Here was my post from last year about why I organised it:

The following quote expresses my sentiment for the peace march perfectly:

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. … The chain reaction of evil—hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars—must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.

One idea I would like to put out there is the following, regarding our prison systems:

If you simply throw your dirty laundry in a basket without ever washing it, how can you expect it to be clean when you take it out? Healing is possible for the wounded souls who commit these crimes. Several countries have had extraordinary results with Vipassana mediation in prisons. We stand do gain so much, yet look at what we loose if we don’t even try.

Download the pdf of the poster here: Peace March 2013

Peace March 2013


2 Responses to Peace March one year on

  • Hi Philip,
    I just wanted to say thank you for organising today’s peace march. I couldn’t go to last year’s march. As a resident of Hope Street, it was all just too raw, too close. I was glad to have the opportunity to march today, in memory of Jill and to stand up for an end to violence against women.
    I love the MLK quote you cited at the beginning and end of the march. It reminds me of one from Alice Walker, which has become my creed of sorts: ‘There is compassion to equal cruelty in this world and it is up to each of us to tilt the balance.’
    More power to you,

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