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Undying peace flame to be lit

Londonderry's new eternal peace flame that will be unveiled in the presence of Martin Luther King III on Sunday, with the Guildhall in the background.

Londonderry's new eternal peace flame that will be unveiled in the presence of Martin Luther King III on Sunday, with the Guildhall in the background.

  • by Kevin Mullan
 

PROTESTANT and Catholic children will light an undying flame in the presence of the son of a true icon of peace in the heart of Londonderry on Sunday.

Martin Luther King Jnr’s son is visiting the island for the first time for the ‘Bright Brand New Day’ event, the brainchild of visionary Londonderry Minister, Rev David Latimer.

Rev Latimer explained: “The dream was conceived, I suppose, from my time in Afghanistan. Of course, I was a chaplain there in the second half of 2008. I encountered what no human being should ever encounter, of war, of the horrific outcome of bombs and bullets and bodies, bodies in body bags that people never see again.

“All of that has been instrumental in assisting me. I do attribute it to God, to being given this vision.” More on page 17.

 

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