Protest in Harmony joined friends from the Peace and Justice Centre for a vigil commemorating Conscientious Objectors today, 15th May 2015.
We paused after each verse of ‘Tell me the Names of the Unsung Heroes’ while names of some of the CO from Edinburgh were read out.
Others talked of the experiences of family members or themselves and we were reminded that many people around the world still suffer for their beliefs.
We also sang ‘Gonna lay down my sword and shield, down by the riverside’, ‘The Ones who said No’ and ‘We have sung 1000 songs of peace, and we will sing 10,000 more, for how can we be silent, when the guns still roar?’.
We will continue to bear witness.