IN commemorating International Day of Peace, members of FemLINKPACIFIC and those from the public have taken time to attend a peace vigil at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Suva.
Although Peace Day is celebrated globally today, the group got together to provide a space for anyone who believed in letting peace live, to come by and say a few words about their thoughts on peace.
The hour-long gesture was started by FemLINKPACIFIC managing director Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, who said the vigil was important because it provided people the ability to find peace within themselves and share it with others.
"The peace vigil is a time to stop for a moment, to find within ourselves the peace we want to see take shape in the world, to calm the mind," she said.
"Silence is not passive, it is a component of non-violence — our silent vigil is our active demonstration that non-violence is a critical requirement for sustainable peace."
Sharing messages of peace and love were musicians, FemLINKPACIFIC employees based in the remotest parts of the country and members of the public who believe in bringing together a more peaceful world. The group will host a peace jam at the Suva Bowling Club today.