A gathering of outrage, repentance, and mourning for our greed, continuing injury, and the imminent destruction of our planet.
8:00pm Sharing of reflections in word and song
9:30pm Sung Compline (Candlelit night prayers)
10pm-8am Silent All-Night Vigil
WHY THIS GATHERING?
The evening begins with an hour or so of shared reflections - music, words, readings - from students and community members on the truth of our ecological crisis and the feelings of helplessness, responsibility, grief, conviction, doubt, rage which it may inspire.
This event is intended for all who are heartbroken, concerned, struck, moved, or numbed, by our time of mass extinction, and who, for reasons known or unknown, feel they should be present. It is an attempt to both break the silence which surrounds the destruction of our earth and our human community, and to provide a space to sit in silence alone and with others in response and acknowledgement of this destruction.
WHY AN ALL-NIGHT VIGIL?
By disrupting our normal patterns, by listening in silence in a time when we are normally asleep and forgetful of the world, we hope to offer a space in which we can offer ourselves up to that which needs to be heard.
Throughout the entire vigil the SCR will be open. There will be tea, coffee, and, crucially, a space to talk with others.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
If you are interested in sharing a reflection or piece at the gathering, please contact Hannah Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org. A small committee is working together to plan the flow of the evening. Submissions will be accepted for consideration until Friday, November 17th.
Or else, simply show up in the King's Chapel on Monday at 8:00pm to listen and keep watch. To take part in the All-Night Vigil, sign up to keep vigil for half an hour by contacting Meghan Kitt soonest at email@example.com, or when you arrive on Monday.