Court Support for #StopDSEI activists
Stratford Magistrates Court, The Court House, 389-397 High Street London
Tuesday 3 September 2019
09:00 - 19:00
ExCeL Centre, Eastern Entrance
Royal Albert Way
Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Quaker, Sikh, yogis, people of all faiths and none will gather to call for an end to the DSEI arms fair and all profiting from war.
We will use our faith traditions, practices and rituals to express our sorrow and horror at the arms fair, standing in solidarity with each other and those affected by weapons sales. We will stand against the opponents of peace using our prayers, words and action with a day of non-violent protest.
In the afternoon we will take part in a creative action to share our hope for peace, surrounding the ourselves and the weapons of war in love – using our own arms for peace!
Different groups are leading different parts of the day so check out the schedule below for more info. If you’ve never been before, look out for the welcome tent and come along!
All-Faith Creative Actions
From 11.00am: Building a wall of words against the arms fair using our sacred texts (bring a placard if you can!)
From 3.00pm: Using our own arms for love! Surrounding ourselves and the arms fair with healing love, hope & prayers (inc prayer flag making)
Processions and prayers led by different faith groups
Quaker Meeting for Worship
09:00 – 10:00
Battersea Peace Pagoda procession from the Gandhi Chaplin Memorial Garden (E16 1PY)
Gathering at Anglican Church of Ascension (E16 3HJ) for liturgy and procession to East GAte
Gathering at St Anne’s Catholic Church (E16 3DR) for procession to East Gate
Wake Up London – Plum Village – Peace Walk Buddhist meditation, location tbc
BIG COLLECTIVE ACTION – building a wall against the arms fair with our placards and holy words
Muslim and communal prayers
Shared Lunch (Hare Krishna vegan lunch)
Quaker meeting for worship
BIG COLLECTIVE ACTION – prayer flag making (from 2pm) and surrounding the arms fair with love!
Muslim and communal prayers
Wreath laying in remembrance of victims of war
Hosted by No Faith in War 2019, Christians Against the Arms Fair, Campaign Against Arms Trade and Stop the Arms Fair.
More information may be found on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2359593814126040/
Please review the Stop the Arms Fair safer spaces policy: https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/safer-spaces-policy/.
Please also have a look at the Campaign Against Arms Trade action guidelines: https://www.caat.org.uk/about/action-guidelines.
Part of the Stop the Arms Fair week of action at London’s Docklands 2nd-8th September, 2019. Find out more about the full week of action and other vigils and events (running 2nd-13th Sept) at https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/join-in/
War starts here – let’s stop it here. #StopDSEI