By Iman Bukhari, Photo taken by Greg Bennett
Calgary’s City Hall was lit up with candles on December 16th after the attack in the Peshawar Army School, where over 141 school children and staff were shot dead by the Taliban.
Over 300 Calgarians of various race gathered for the emergency prayer and candle light vigil to seek solace and share the shock and grief.
The United Nations Flag was raised today at Calgary City Hall in observation of Human Rights Day– a day that commemorates the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
“On human rights day we speak out, we denounce authorities that deny the rights of any persons or group … we declare that human rights are for everyone”, states Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in this Youtube video released earlier today:
Join us from 6-8 pm on Dec. 10 for some Fair Trade Christmas shopping. There will be baked goods, chocolate sampling and a short talk on Ten Thousand Villages. 15% of purchases at the Crowchild Ten Thousand Villages will be donated to our branch.