Newsday coverage: Interfaith service/”World March for Peace”

KW: Our local peace groups received some attention from Newsday, a mainstream, daily newspaper here in Long Island. Great to see peace and nonviolence celebrated a bit in the papers. There are two videos of a related event below.

For a string of Long Island events leading up to the march, go: here.

(excerpt from) Newsday
Religious leaders unite in prayer to end violence

by Jennifer Barrios, October 18, 2009

Peace was the word of the day at the Sacred Heart chapel in Brentwood Sunday, as religious leaders of different faiths prayed side by side for nonviolence in the world.

The interfaith service was part of Long Island’s lead-up to the World March for Peace and Nonviolence, a three-month international event sponsored by the Humanist Movement that is coming to New York on Nov. 30…

The roughly hour long prayer event featured readings by Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist and Christian clergy, music, choirs and liturgical dance, and attracted several hundred people.

Sister Jeanne Clark, coordinator for Pax Christi Long Island, another sponsor of the event, said she hoped Sunday’s event would send the message that war is not a path to peace.

Video: Sister Jeanne Clark, at PeaceSmiths last week, explaining Who is Marching?

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Video: Overview of the PeaceSmiths Coffeehouse/World March for Peace event, with song, candle lighting ceremony, and message from Sister Jeanne Clark

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Please do save the date: On Monday, November 30th, the international march will be in town. Long Island peace groups will hold a peace march from Long Island to New York City via the Brooklyn Bridge. The international web-site is: here.

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