Interfaith Peace Service at Rochdale Unitarian Church
Date published: 29 September 2014
Unitarian General Assembly designated the third Sunday in October as a Unitarian Day of Prayer for Peace and recommending that congregations host an Interfaith Service for World Peace
Rev Shammy Webster will lead an Interfaith Peace Service at Rochdale Unitarian Church at 10.30am on Sunday 19 October. All are invited to attend.
At the Unitarian General Assembly annual meetings in April 2013 a motion was passed designating the third Sunday in October as a Unitarian Day of Prayer for Peace and recommending that congregations host an Interfaith Service for World Peace.
In view of the current world situation, and in particular recent events in the Middle East, this act of worship focusing on peace will carry even more significance than was envisaged when the motion was passed.
Unitarians welcome into our places of worship people of all faiths and no faith.
We focus on what it is that connects us to each other and are committed to the idea of peace among the nations.
It is hoped that an Interfaith Service will help to begin the process of creating a space for people of all faiths and none to come together for a special Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace.
Joyce Ashworth, chair of the Rochdale congregation, says: “An invitation is extended to join us for this special service. However, we realise that other churches may hold worship services at a similar time.
Perhaps if people are unable to attend our act of worship, they may wish to include some emphasis on peace in their service on that day.”
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