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Weaving the Circle, Protecting Our Children

Weaving the Circle, Protecting Our Children

Friday, December 28, 2012 - 10:30pm


December 28 is the Feast of the Holy Innocents on the Christian church calendar.  It is a solemn occasion of remembering the story of the slaughter of the innocents by order of King Herod.  You are urged to come together, in the wake of another slaughter of the innocents, to show your intention to weave a growing circle to safeguard our children from violence.  Please gather at the Hubbell Elementary Schoolyard on Friday, December 28 at 5:30 p.m.  A piece of blue silk thread –to symbolize the blue sky that all of our children live beneath and the strength of our resolve—will be woven into our scarves or onto our lapels as we gather to encircle the playground and school building in silence and resolve.  Please dress warmly.  For instruction upon arrival please look for those wearing blue fleece scarves.  All are welcome.


"We will meet all of us women [and men] of every land

We will meet in the center, make a circle

We will weave a world web

to entangle the powers

That bury our children." 

Those beginning the circle include Barbara Dinnen, Cheri Doane, Carmen Lampe Zeitler, Abigail Livingood, Kathleen McQuillen, Shari Miller, and Sarai Rice.  You are invited to join the growing circle by adding your name to those beginning the circle.  Organizations involved with this beginning include American Friends Service Committee, Children and Family Urban Ministries, Comunidad de Fe Las Americas, and Trinity United Methodist Church.   Your organizations are also welcome to join the circle.


For more information please contact Carmen Lampe Zeitler at or Abigail Livingood at , or at 515.282.3242.


Hubbell Elementary Schoolyard
800 42nd Street
Des Moines , IA