Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Interfaith Prayers for Peace in the Middle East

Suffering and Hope in Our World:
Interfaith Prayers for Peace in the Middle East

When: Thursday, August 3, 2006, 12 noon - 1 PM
Where: St. Thomas More Newman Center (near OSU campus), 64 W. Lane Ave., Columbus OH 43201. Phone: 291-4674, Ample free parking available in church parking lot

At a time when violence is raging in the Middle East, we will gather for a special "Suffering and Hope in Our World" worship service led by Rev. John Wagner. We will also lift our prayers of concern for those in Darfur, South Asia, and other parts of the world. All are invited to attend.

This special worship service is being held as a part of the national "Season of Prayer for Peace in the Middle East." More information on the national campaign can be accessed at http://www.seasonofprayer.org.

We gather together as communities of diverse faiths to:
- pray for peace
- promote peace, harmony, restraint, and interfaith understanding, and
- foster unity among people in Central Ohio and around the world.

Sponsored by
Faith Communities Uniting for Peace

Faith Communities Uniting for Peace is a gathering of people of faith, prompted by the war on Iraq, to find common ground, encouragement and wisdom for the transformation of the world. The organization affirms that "all faiths call followers to live and speak with peace, justice and compassion," and commits itself to putting our faith values into action.

Members of Faith Communities Uniting for Peace include persons affiliated with several faith groups (American Baptist, Baha'i, Buddhist, Church of the Brethren, Episcopal, Friends, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, Lutheran, Mennonite, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Sikh, United Church of Christ, and United Methodist) as well as other people of conscience.

For more information and to join Faith Communities Uniting for Peace please contact:
Rev. Deanna Stickley-Miner, Co-convener, dstickley(at)wocumc.org
Dr. Tarunjit S. Butalia, Co-convener butalia.1(at)osu.edu

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