Bahai News - Australia remembers victims
from Radio Australia
Australia remembers victims
In Australia, special church services and peace vigils are being held around
the country in memory of the victims of last week's terrorist attacks.
John Thompson reports.
Reverend Ray Richmond from Sydney's Wayside Chapel will hold a prayer
vigil today for the people of the United States and the family of humanity,
he says the world is still coming to terms with the events of Tuesday 11
September 2001. 'Well I think it involves everybody, it has shaken the
confidence of the whole world community'. Sydney's Bahai community will be
holding an interfaith memorial services today. At the same time, the
Vietnamese Buddhist community will be starting a day of prayer. Peace vigils
will also be held in Brisbane. Spokesperson Joan Shears: 'I think we need
to be abkle to build a front of compassion and unity'. And in Melbourne, in
conjunction with Friends of the Earth and People for Nuclear Disarmament,
spokesman Michael Jansen: 'We're calling for a calm and balanced approach to
apprehending the perpetrators rather than the escalation of racial and
religious vilification'. A special national service will be held in the
Federal Parliament tomorrow.
(16/09/01, 13:54:16 AEST)
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