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Friday, August 8, 2014

In Denver on Monday, August 11: Interreligious prayer for peace in the Middle East

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver invites you to participate in an evening of interreligious prayer for peace in the Middle East on Monday, August 11, 2014, at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Join the event on Facebook.


This summer we have witnessed unprecedented persecution and killing of Christians in the Middle East perpetrated by radical militant groups such as the Islamic State (ISIS). 

The recent escalation of violence affects Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon, where many are being murdered, or stripped of their possessions, simply because they are people of faith. Though no simple resolution to these tragedies is readily apparent, we, as people of faith, cannot help but be moved to respond in some way.


Demonstrating his deep concern for the growing violence against Christians, as well as the suffering of our Jewish and Muslim brothers and sisters who are victims of evil and hatred, Archbishop Aquila will gather with other Catholic clergy and leaders of other faiths to share in a time of prayer for peace at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver.

Leaders will represent Christian churches of the Middle East, including both Catholic and Orthodox heritages, as well as local Jewish and Muslim communities.
Please join us as we intercede for our brothers and sisters and ask the Lord for a peaceful end to the persecution and violence.

The multi-cultural gathering will celebrate the value of all human beings, and energize people of faith in Colorado to demonstrate their solidarity with the Christians in the Middle East.
All are invited. Send this invitation to your friends, family and faith community, and then join us on Monday, August 11, 2014, at 7 p.m.

Source: http://archden.org/prayer-peace/

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