Howard Saunders of Bournville Quaker Meeting invites others to join him at a ‘Global Warming’ Weekly Silent Vigil outside St Philip’s Cathedral, Wednesdays 1.30-1.45pm.
In an attempt to keep the issue of climate change and global warming in the forefront of people’s minds beyond the excitement of the recent mass demonstrations I have thought it might be a good idea to hold a regular brief silent vigil outside St Philp’s Cathedral. My idea is that the vigil should be open to anyone and should not be associated with any particular faith nor group. I have shared the idea with the Dean of St Philip, Matt Thompson and he has said that although a political protest would be difficult, “we wouldn’t seek to move on people quietly exercising their right to free speech or dignified protest”.
I hope that the vigil will be attractive to people on their lunchbreaks in the city centre and that it might be something which would interest Friends attending the Wednesday meeting for worship at Bull Street.
The vigils will take place at 1.30 every Wednesday – we will stand to the north east of the cathedral (near Rackhams/House of Fraser) holding a simple banner which will read “Global Warming Silent Vigil”. Anyone would be very welcome to join in. The first vigil was held on Wednesday the 23rd October and attracted 15 people by the end.