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NETWORK EVENTS AUGUST 2019

QUOTE FOR THE MONTH

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” ~ Nelson Mandela

Garden Gathering with Live Music @ MK SNAP

MK Snap

Fri, 2 August 2019 18:30 – 21:30

Register here

Global Justice Milton Keynes will have a joint stall with the Peace and Justice Network at the Lush MK Green Festhttps://www.eventsinuk.net/03-08-2019-lush-presents-mk-green-fest-3904355https://www.eventsinuk.net/03-08-2019-lush-presents-mk-green-fest-3904355

The event, on Saturday 3rd August, runs from noon to 6pm. It is in Campbell Park, a short walk from the City Centre.

Lush Presents: MK Green Fest

Campbell Park

Saturday, 3 August 2019 from 12:00 to 21:00

Lush Presents: MK Green Fest

A community festival bringing together those who want to share, learn and explore all that is sustainable, plastic free and eco friendly.

Register here

Charity Fun Day

Capron, top field Beanhill

Sat, August 3, 2019 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Charity Fun Day to raise money for Help our Homeless MK and MK Play Rangers. Live music from local artists, raffles, tombola, cake sale, balloon making, face painting, water fight, arts&crafts, stalls and many more!!

NA MU MYO HO REN GE KYO

HIROSHIMA DAY LANTERNS

Peace Pagoda Willen Lake Milton Keynes

Tuesday 6th August 2019 from 7:30pm

There will be a ceremony in front of the Peace Pagoda at

7:30pm, remembering the victims of nuclear tragedies in

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Chernobyl, Fukushima ....

And to remember the victims of war anywhere.

“You must BE the change you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi

All are welcome to join and float a candle on Willen Lake. Out of

respect for the environment please do not bring floating lanterns.

There is also a short reflection at the MK Rose at 8:15am

Wildlife Trust Nature Detective and Craft Activity

Thursday 8 August 10.30 – 11.30

Centrecom Meeting Place 602 North Row, Milton Keynes, MK9 3BJ

Register here

Join Kate from The Wildlife Trust and Sue, CMK Council Community Mobiliser, to learn some top tips on how to be a nature detective, along with a wildlife craft activity. Also find out how you can get involved in gardening work in the green space next to Centrecom, N1th and N12th Street and The South Row area. .

NA MU MYO HO REN GE KYO

“Our life on earth is limited, but let us leave something beautiful for the people who come after us. Then we shall adorn the human world even after death.” Most Ven. Nichidatsu

IN MEMORY OF REVEREND GYOSEI HANDA 2/12/1956 - 21/8/2007

Remembering Rev. Gyosei Handa 13th death anniversary ceremony

Sunday 18th August, 10am in the Temple

Rev Handa was a Buddhist Monk, the abbot of Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda and Temple from 1980 until his sudden death in 2007. He was a follower of Fujii Guruji (1885 - 1985), a Japanese monk who established the basic practice of chanting a prayer for peace accompanied by a drum, bowing in respect to whoever he met, and walking to bring the prayer where it is most needed. After the nuclear bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Fujii started the construction of Peace Pagoda’s as a way to raise a spiritual basis for people to unite and turn around the threat to all life.

The Peace Pagoda in Milton Keynes is the first in the west, and Rev. Handa was a driving force in its construction and associated work. He died in August 2007 in an accident during maintenance work around the Pagoda, just weeks after joining in an anti-nuclear walk and leading the annual Hiroshima Day lantern floating on the lake.

Please join us for prayers and remembrance. All welcome

Network for Peace

5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DY

Tel: 07794 036602

Email: mail@networkforpeace.org.uk

Web: www.networkforpeace.org.uk

Join us on Twitter @claire_nfp and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NetworkforPeaceUK/

3 August

BROMLEY. Hiroshima vigil and ceremony 12.00 - 3.00 pm opposite the Churchill Theatre, Bromley. March round Bromley and laying of flowers on the lake in the Library Gardens. anncgarrett@yahoo.com

6 August

WORLDWIDE. Hiroshima Day.

EDINBURGH. Edinburgh CNDs annual commemoration of the dropping of a Nuclear Bomb on Hiroshima will be held from 6pm to 7pm at the east end of Princes Street (outside register house) EH1 3YY. Join us to protest all nuclear weapons. Bring banners, songs, poems, yourself, friends.

KINGSTON. KPC/CND Hiroshima Day commemoration. Assemble 8.30 pm in Canbury Gardens on the Kingston river bank. Please bring white flowers to cast onto the water in remembrance of those who died, and candles to illuminate the path beside the river.

LONDON. Hiroshima Day event in Tavistock Square. 12 noon.

LONDON SW1P 1QW. Pax Christi stall engaging passers-by in anti-nuclear discussion outside Westminster Cathedral. 11 – 5. 020 8203 4884 info@paxchristi.org.uk http://paxchristi.org.uk/

MALDON. Hiroshima Day Candle Service for Peace. 7.30pm. All Saints, Maldon, Essex, CM9 4QE. The service will be taken by the retired Canon Graham Blythe. Followed by refreshments. Info: Beryl 01621 869860.

SALISBURY. Hiroshima Day Candle Float. 8.45-945pm. Fisherton Bridge. If wet there’ll be a drink and chat at The Kings Head pub with like-minded people! For any enquiries, please phone Caroline on 01722 321865.

9 August

WORLDWIDE. Nagasaki Day. Anniversary of the execution of Franz Jägerstätter.

BROMLEY. Nagasaki Day ceremony and vigil + peace picnic with Lewisham / Greenwich and Forest Hill and Sydenham CND groups - 1.30 - 3.00 pm at Archbishop Tutu Peace Garden, Chinbrook Meadows, Grove Park SE12. anncgarrett@yahoo.com

LONDON SW1P 1QW. Pax Christi stall engaging passers-by in anti-nuclear discussion.outside Westminster Cathedral. 11 – 5. 020 8203 4884 info@paxchristi.org.uk http://paxchristi.org.uk/

LONDON. Franz Jägerstätter memorial event in the crypt at Westminster Cathedral. All welcome. Not wheelchair accessible. 020 8203 4884 info@paxchristi.org.uk http://paxchristi.org.uk/

LONDON. Peace walk from Westminster Cathedral after the service for Franz Jaegerstaetter, to the London Peace Pagoda, followed by a Lantern-Lighting Ceremony at sunset. Time tba . londonpeacepagoda@gmail.com 020 7228 9620.

10 August

BECKENHAM. Bowie Oddity Festival. Bromley CND stall. 12.00 – 5.00 pm Croydon Rd Recreation Ground. Ann Garrett anncgarrett@yahoo.com https://www.facebook.com/bowies.beckenham.oddity/

26 August

BROMLEY. Bromley Peace Council/CND Bank Holiday stall in Bromley Market Square 12.00 – 3pm. Ann Garrett anncgarrett@yahoo.com

Service Six Family Fun Day

Saturday 31stAugust, 12-4

Chapter House, Coffee Hall

On Saturday 31st August Service Six will be holding a family fun day at our base Chapter House, Coffee Hall. The event is 12-4, we will have a bouncy castle, low cost bbq, tomobola, raffle, games, a number of Harley Davidsons, Police Car and a range of stalls. If you would like to have a promotional stall or even if you just want to come and lend a hand we would be grateful of the support.

Contact Katie Marsh for more info: katie.marsh@servicesix.co.uk

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