Light For Life

On January 25, 2009 (Sunday) at 8:00pm Manila time, Children’s International Summer Villages (CISV) Philippines urges people from around the world, regardless of political and religious belief, to participate and get counted in Light for Life, 1/25. The event is a peace day activity that calls for peace and solidarity for 2 minutes on the said date.

Jali Fernando, creator and organizer for Light for Light says, “Light for Life is not promoting any stand, nor is it advocating any political action. It is just a call for solidarity with a simple goal: to remember victims of the war.”

“We may not all agree with other people’s stands on the war. But perhaps the one thing we all acknowledge is the fact that there has been unnecessary bloodshed on both sides, blood of women, of children, and of those who fought in the war. Light for Life, 1/25 aims to shed some light into the crisis in hopes that many will stop and remember the innocent lives that have been loss,” Fernando explains.

Now that a ceasefire has been called in Gaza, the lasting effects of the Israeli-Palestinian War are becoming more evident.

The United Nations says it is still sheltering at least 35,000 Palestinians while 400,000 people are without running water. Some areas are still in need of food and first aid.

Despite the ongoing ceasefire, the death toll continues to rise because civilians do not have access to basic resources. The combined death toll from both sides have reached over 1,300, according to news reports.

But why should we settle for a
When we can work for

The Dalai Lama’s hand print
On Sunday, January 25, 8PM Manila time, light a candle and offer two minutes of silence for the victims of the Israeli-Palestinian War. Raise those fingers for peace!

Light 1 candle, offer 2 minutes of silence, and raise 5 fingers for peace! Take a photo and send an e-mail with your name and location to or add yourself up to Facebook. Should you wish to participate, please send an e-mail with your name and location to To find out more about the event, visit

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