OLL Nonviolence Ministry conducts Voter Registration Drive

 A Nonviolence Ministry member donning the ministry's t-shirt at an event.

Voting – A Nonviolent Response to Racism

The Nonviolence Ministry at Our Lady of the Lake has begun developing plans to address racism in the community.  Among its first activities is to conduct a voter registration drive to empower everyone to vote this year.  Beginning after Labor Day, members of our ministry will be registering voters and providing Vote-by-Mail Applications throughout the city of Euclid.  We plan to help educate those we meet about the ways they can exercise their right to vote in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Look for us soon outside retail businesses around the community!

As the late civil rights leader John Lewis reminded us in his farewell essay, “The vote is the most powerful nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society.”  With that in mind, we encourage everyone to register and vote.

The OLL Nonviolence Ministry is a group that focuses on raising awareness, educating and informing parishioners and the community about nonviolence, including church teaching on specific areas, the practice of nonviolence, and awareness of violence in the community, including the current issues of racism and inclusion.

The Nonviolence Ministry celebrates the International Day of Peace (or World Peace Day) annually with many others around the world on September 21. The International Day of Peace is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. At a time when war and violence often monopolize our news cycles, the International Day of Peace is an inspiring reminder of what we can create together. Peace. Let’s give it a chance!

If you are interested in joining the OLL Nonviolence Ministry, please call the parish office at 216-486-0850.

Beverly Caldwell

by Kathy Benda

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 4:04 PM, 09.03.2020