Anglican churches ringing bells for missing and murdered aboriginal women – The Guardian

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Anglican churches ringing bells for missing and murdered aboriginal women – The Guardian

by pmnationtalk on June 3, 2015441 Views

June 03, 2015

It takes approximately one hour to toll a church bell 1,181 times.

Bells at many Anglican cathedrals and parish churches across Canada, including St. Paul’s Charlottetown, will toll to draw attention to the crisis of 1,181 missing and murdered indigenous women.

On three successive Wednesdays beginning June 3, participating churches will begin tolling their bells at 2 p.m. local time.

Taking account of Canada’s five time zones, bells will ring for approximately five and one half hours, beginning in Newfoundland and ending in British Columbia.

“Historically, church bells were used to alert a community to an emergency,” according to Rev. Mike Sinclair of Regina’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. “Surely 1,181 missing and murdered women is an emergency.”

Read More: http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/2015-06-03/article-4169146/Anglican-churches-ringing-bells-for-missing-and-murdered-aboriginal-women/1

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