Quaker vigil at Eurosatory Arms Fair in Paris on 9th June 2012

Join European Quakers in Paris at the International Arms Trade Exhibition on June 11-15, 2012

Europes Largest Defence and Security Industry Trade Show

Europe’s largest Defence & Security industry trade show “Eurosatory” takes place in Paris every two years.  In protest of this event, for many years Quakers have maintained a vigil.

The Quaker Vigil

Simon M. (16 year of age) writes: “The 2010 vigil was awesome. We came together from Germany Switzerland, France, and England.  During the day of the opening of the exhibition, we stood in front of the Metro stop completely dressed in white to greet the visitors, most of whom were wearing black or were in uniform.  We had prepared banners with slogans such as ‘If war is the answer, we need a new question.‘ and signs of weapons crossed through, and postcards to hand out. Quakers from Paris prepared meals for us. And there was plenty of time for sightseeing.”

Photos of the 2010 vigil are on the FWCCEMES website.

Information about the Eurosatory Arms Fair can be found on their website.

How Can I Join the Quaker Vigil?

Participants must be over 18 (younger participants must be accompanied by adults who are legal guardians).

Accommodation: €30-50 triple/double/single room.

Programme :

Saturday, June 9th 2012 – Travel by train to Paris

Sunday, June 10th 2012 – Sightseeing in Paris

Monday, June 11th 2012 – International Quaker Vigil at the Eurosatory Arms Fair

Tuesday, June 12th 2012 –   Return home by train.

Anyone wishing to stay longer is more than welcome to do so.

For more information contact:

Bernhard Klinghammer
Kaliweg 31,
 30952 Ronnenberg,

 Email: b.klinghammer@gmx.de