To the editor of THE EAGLE
Are you concerned with and frustrated by the ongoing violent conflict in countries around the world (Palestine, Israel, Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan)?
Do you wish to publicly denounce the violence and declare your support for lasting peace and justice?
If you answered yes to both these questions, then please consider joining Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice (BCP&J) Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. at Park Square in Pittsfield for a vigil with a special focus on stopping the bloodshed.
BCP&J will have a limited number of signs available for vigil participants.
Those who plan to attend are encouraged to make and bring signs to express specific personal views on the violent conflicts currently happening across the globe, which are resulting in mass human suffering and loss of innocent life.
Distinguished American cultural anthropologist, author and speaker Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has." If you believe the same, join BCP&J this Thursday at 5 p.m. at Park Square to say in your own way, "Stop the Bloodshed." To learn more about BCP&J, visit our website: www.bcpj.org. BCP&J is also on Twitter @BerkshirePeace.
BRIAN J. TRAUTMAN