Vigil for Just and Lasting Peace
Representatives of the International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines - Portland (ICHR), Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and Queer Concerns, Western Methodist Justice Movement, and the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice gathered for a vigil for just and lasting peace in the Philippines to call for the continuation of the peace talks in the Philippines between the Government Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the People's Democratic Government of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
From one speaker, Emily Rice:
"To be pro-peace, we must be pro-people and anti-imperialist... May we take the call to be courageous. Let us wage love, peace, and justice here and all over the world."