WHITE PLAINS, NY -- As we head into a difficult pre-election week….
CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS, AND JEWS UNITE TO CELEBRATE LOVE IN THEIR FAITH TRADITIONS
Sunday, October 30th at 3:00 p.m. at Congregation Emanu-El in Rye, New York
"Testaments of Love in Our Faith Traditions," an inspirational multi-faith service celebrating love in our many faith traditions, will feature joyful music, inspiring remarks and heartfelt prayers from more than 28 organizations and institutions representing all of the major faiths in this region. Some newsworthy highlights:
The NY Episcopalian, Lutheran and Catholic leaders of Ecumenism will be praying together on Reformation Sunday – 500 years after relations were disrupted.
A Sufi Arabic Culture Professor and a Sunni leader of the Upper Westchester Muslim Society will be praying together.
Black and White; Mormon, Christian and Jewish choirs will all be singing together.
A Beloved Community, pot-luck Dinner for all will follow the service facilitated by the Director of the Martin Luther King Institute of Non-Violence
INCLUDING SPEAKERS AND CHOIRS FROM THE FOLLOWING PARTNER COMMUNITIES:
· AJC Westchester/Fairfield
· Bet Am Shalom Synagogue
· Calvary Baptist Church
· Duchesne Center for Religion and Social Justice at Manhattanville College
· Episcopal Diocese of New York
· First Baptist Church of Mamaroneck
· First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Vernon
· Fordham University: Arabic Language and Cultural Studies Program
· Greater Centennial Church
· Hebrew Union College
· Interfaith Center of New York
· Larchmont Avenue Presbyterian Church
· Larchmont Temple
· Mamaroneck United Methodist Church
· MLK Institute of Non-Violence
· Metropolitan New York Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
· Mt Hope AME Zion Church
· New York Annual Conference, United Methodist Church
· Pleasantville Community Synagogue
· Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
· St. James Episcopal Church
· Temple Shaaray Tefila
· Temple Sholom
· The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
· Trinity United Methodist Church
· Union Theological Seminary
· Upper Westchester Muslim Society
· Westchester Jewish Center
This will be the fifth in a series of prayer services as an interfaith response to current events. The first service was held during the Gaza conflict in the summer of 2014, the second was held following the terrorist attacks in Paris in the winter of 2015. The third in the summer of 2015 focused on racial equality and dignity in the wake of the Charleston massacre. The most recent service in February 2016 was called “We Walk Together” and lashed out against violent extremism. This very special community-wide event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is requested.
For more information about this event, or to register (required), visit http://www.ajc.org/westfair/love or call the contact above. Press passes available upon request.