Come Together Interfaith Service

When:
January 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Where:
Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
2331 E Adams St
Tucson, AZ 85719
USA
Cost:
Free

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Hosted by Culture of Peace Alliance.

GRACE ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH EXTENDS AN INVITATION TO THE TUCSON
COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER IN UNITY

ON THE EVE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION.

One response to “Come Together Interfaith Service

  1. Full house tonight at Grace St. Paul’s, joining together in a “crucial time”, to love and support all per Rector Rev. Steve Keplinger. LD 9 State Senator Steve Farley spoke to “love one another”, to reach out in the spirit of love. Sat Bir Khalsa chanted a Sikh prayer, saying to “combat hate into the garden of the beloved community”. Ahmed Meiloud from the Islamic Center spoke of “justice, mercy & compassion, to humble yourself”, while Rev. Bart Smith of St. Mark’s said “do not be afraid, as “perfect love casts out fear”. Rev. Ernie Galaz from St. Andrew’s in Nogales said he was saddened by recent events, but to “seek goodness”, while Sarah Aljameel, an Iraqi refugee was happy to be welcomed to America, to do her best here. “Love works in the culture of fear, which could obscure hope” said Rev. John Paul Forte of the Newman Center, who lead all in the “Let it Sing” song of MLK Jr. A Turkish, Muslim woman & professor Semiah Topal wanted all to “focus on humanity (lost in her native Turkey), the “essence of the universe”.
    Chants were done between these speakers, ending with candle lighting of hope with intentions/prayers. Then Rev. Keplinger called to action, that we remain “united in love, ready to love our enemy.” Closing hymn was “We Shall Overcome”, sung in the Civil Rights Movement days. Reception followed in their McBridge Hall. TUSD Governing Bd. member Kristel Foster in attendance.

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