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Staying the course
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
It is now August 17th; we have TWO WEEKS left here at Camp Casey, and the momentum is growing by the minute! The next few days promise to be intense, both here in Crawford and around the country and the globe. Want to know what will be going on? Here are some events scheduled for the next few days:
Today (Wednesday) is going to be very special, as many of you already know. Move On, along with True Majority and Democracy for America, is helping coordinate candlelight vigils at 7:30 p.m. tonight across the country to support Cindy and call for an end to the war. So far, there are at least 1,380 vigils scheduled with over 35,000 people attending. This is the largest event Move On has ever organized! Haven't signed up yet? Go for it now at www.moveon.org. If you can't find a vigil in your area, we here at Camp Casey encourage you to start one in your own hometown by registering at the same website. Even if you're the only one who holds vigil, remember that Cindy was once standing all alone, too. And just look at the numbers who have joined her since.
Speaking of numbers, we are expecting hundreds or maybe thousands of people to show up for our Interfaith service this Friday at noon to pray for the troops. While we are praying, meditating and holding vigil here at Camp Casey, please take a moment to think about the troops and hope for peace wherever you may be. If at all possible, go one step beyond and come to Crawford!!! Everyone is invited, and we extend a special invitation to religious leaders from all faiths. So please get on the phone with your minister, priest, imam, rabbi, guru, spiritual healer, or other clergy person, and encourage them to show America that the principles of peace, tolerance and justice are common to all spiritual paths and all political persuasions.
p.s. We are holding a candlelight vigil here at Camp Casey, too. It will take place at 8 p.m. instead of 7:30 p.m. as we need time to set up after Anderson Cooper airs his show live from here between 6 and 7. Since we are still in the process of arranging to move to Fred Mattlage's property, our vigil will take place at the original Camp Casey site on Prarie Chapel Road. We're planning some really great stuff, so come join us if you can!