Edmonton Ecumenical Peace Network is a community of Edmonton Christians who believe that war and violence are incompatible with the teaching of Jesus. Each year we gather on the evening of Remembrance Day to bear witness to our belief in the nonviolent teachings of Jesus.
We have two events. The first is a prayer service at McDougall United Church (10025-101 Street) at 6.00 p.m. This service is explicitly Christian, but all, Christian or not, are welcome to participate. Our theme this year is ‘Perfect love casts out fear’ (1 John 4:18).
The second event is a prayer walk for peace that begins at City Hall at 7.00 p.m. and ends at the war memorial about an hour later. This event is interfaith; there are four prayer stations led by four different faith communities.
If you share our convictions about war and violence, or if you’re looking for an alternative to the mainstream celebration of Remembrance Day, an alternative that honours ALL the victims of war and focusses on prayer for peace, you would be more than welcome to come and join us.