Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Mar. 2003

March 22, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On March 22, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "the protesters who gathered on City Hall Plaza for the city's first interfaith antiwar march yesterday joined hands and prayed aloud to Jehovah, to Allah, to Jesus, and to Buddha for peace in Iraq. Then, in unison, they condemned the man they say is the real ultimate power behind the war: George W. Bush... Led by four Buddhist monks, nearly 200 protesters chanted songs, banged drums, and stuck daffodils in their hair as they walked from Cambridge to Copley Square, past the State House, and down to Government Center... The protest was the culmination of a peace march that started more than a month ago in Western Massachusetts. About 250 people, from eight to 10 per day, participated in the Wake Up Peace! march, which wound its way across the state, from Leverett, to Springfield, to Pittsfield, then back east through the Merrimack Valley, the North and South shores, and on to Boston."