The Diocese of Orlando is organizing an interfaith prayer service for peace on January 19, 2012 at the Congregation of Reform Judaism (928 Malone Drive, Orlando). The prayer service will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be followed by a reception. All are welcome. If you are unable to attend but would like to participate in the prayer service, you can watch it via live stream by visiting the Congregation of Reform Judaism website. Click on the live stream TV graphic on the left hand side of the screen to join Central Florida religious leaders praying for peace.
The prayer leaders include:
Bishop John Noonan – Catholic Diocese of Orlando
Rabbi Steven Engel – Congregation of Reform Judaism
Bishop Louis Campese – Anglican Cathedral of the Incarnation
Reverend Doctor Paige McRight – Central Florida Presbytery
Imam Muhammad Musri – Islamic Society of Central Florida
Imam Ashiq Kermalli – Bilal Muslim Mission of America
Reverend Shenouda Kalleeny – St. Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox
Reverend Priscilla Robinson – Central Conference, 11th Episcopal District of the AME Church
Venerable Khai Thien – White Sands Buddhist Center
Jasbir Singh Bhatia – Sikh Society of Central Florida
About the “Spirit of Assisi” Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace:
On October 27, 1986, Pope John Paul II realized a great dream: he invited representatives of world religions to Assisi so that a single song of peace might be sent to the one God from many hearts and in many languages. In 2011 we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first gathering of the Spirit of Assisi. A message of peace is needed as much today as it was 25 years ago, along with a concrete commitment to build peace in our world.