9th Annual Commonwealth Interfaith Service: Prayers for Justice and Peace—May 8, Harrisburg

2017-05-08 18:00 - 2017-05-08 20:00
245 Division St, Harrisburg, PA 17110, USA 245 Division St, Harrisburg, PA 17110, USA

Please join your sisters and brothers in faith in a celebration of our diverse faith and prayer traditions in central Pennsylvania and to pray for justice and peace at the 9th Annual Commonwealth Interfaith Service: Prayers for Justice and Peace on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hadee Mosque, 245 Division Street, Harrisburg, PA (across from Italian Lake–directions at https://www.mapquest.com/directions/to/us/pennsylvania/business-harrisburg/ahmadiyya-muslim-community-2085885; click on “Get Directions”). Parking is available in the lot next to the Mosque—enter from Division or Shamokin Street.

This service is being held in observance of the National Day of Prayer, which is always the first week of May. It will be a celebration of the religious diversity of our state and our nation, as well as the diversity of ways to pray. This year we focus on creating a culture of shalom, hospitality, and welcome.

If your group or community would like to be included as a co-sponsor of this event, please contact s.strauss@pachurches.org.

If you cannot make it to Harrisburg for the service, please consider organizing an Interfaith Service of Prayers for Justice and Peace in your area. If you do, please let us know at s.strauss@pachurches.org.

Plans continue to evolve for this service. We have representatives from many of the faith traditions represented in the Harrisburg region, and expect to be joined by others as well. The congregation will host a reception following the service, offering food and drink from the traditions represented. A variety of music and dance will be offered during the service as well.

We come together in the belief that we share a common desire for a more peaceful and just world, and that we can be a powerful voice and presence for peace in our community, throughout the country, and in the world.

A flyer that you can use to publicize this service and invite others is available here. We recommend that you send this flyer to your Senator and Representative in Harrisburg and invite them to attend!

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You are invited to join your brothers and sisters in faith for the Commonwealth Interfaith Service: Prayers for Justice and Peace on May 8, 2017. The service will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the Hadee Mosque, 245 Division Street, Harrisburg. Free parking is available in the lot next to the Mosque—enter from Division or Shamokin Street. Please join your friends and raise a collective voice for a more just and peaceful world; help us to create a culture of shalom, hospitality, and welcome. The service will be followed by a reception hosted by the Hadee Mosque. For more information, contact Rev. Sandra Strauss at (717) 545-4761 or s.strauss@pachurches.org, visit http://www.pachurchesadvocacy.org/event/commonwealth-interfaith-svc-may-8/ or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1103742119732410/.

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