25th April 2018
From 12 noon to 12.30pm, at the Peace Pole, Otago Museum
ANZAC peace ceremony - we encourage you to join us in a ceremony to ‘never forget’ the full cost of war and ‘never again’ engage in violence to settle our differences. The event has been organised by members of the Dunedin community to give people an opportunity to remember all the casualties of war – civilian and military on all sides of past and current conflicts. We hope to peacefully challenge the beliefs, values and institutions that make war inevitable by providing a space for people to gather on ANZAC day and make a commitment towards peace. RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1640039712759435
Starts 2pm, at the Quaker Meeting House, 15 Park Street
Ormond Burton: A Christian Pacifist's Theology - Ormond Burton left an indelible mark on 20th century New Zealand. The combatant soldier of World War 1 became the Christian pacifist of succeeding years leading, during World War II, to imprisonment, and to dismissal and eventual reinstatement to the ministry in the Methodist Church. Stephanie du Fresne discusses Ormond Burton's free verse poem stating his final beliefs on his retirement as a Methodist Minister in 1966, followed by tea and coffee. All welcome.