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Pictured are Sisters Jeanne Marie Jones, Mary Lucille Janowiak, Laurena Alflen and Jean Reimer.

Pictured are Sisters Jeanne Marie Jones, Mary Lucille Janowiak, Laurena Alflen and Jean Reimer.

According to the Women in Black international website, the organization is a "world-wide network of women committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms of violence. As women experiencing these things in different ways in different regions of the world, we supoprt each other's movements. An important focus is challenging the militarist policies of our own governments. We are not an organization, but a means of connumicating and a formula for action."

The Grand Rapids Chapter of Women in Black has resumed their silent vigils after a brief interlude of not vigiling. Vigils are scheduled between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. the third Friday of each month through December 31, 2012. We invite newcomers to join us in front of the Federal Building facing Michigan Avenue. At present Dominican Sisters involved are Sisters Jean Reimer, Barbara Hansen, Jeanne Marie Jones, Mary Lucille Janowiak and Sue Tracy. Others women who vigil faithfully are Mary Jane Lamse and Mary Postellon. You can read more about this effort at their local action URL: http://michiganpeacenetwork.org/actions/?id=4304 .

by: Rosemary Steers, Communications Specialist || Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids

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