Friday, September 09, 2011

International Day of Prayer

As registration for International Day of Prayer for Peace reaches 100 congregations and community groups, On Earth Peace still is welcoming and supporting others to hold a public prayer event in their community on or around September 21, focusing on community or global violence. As of September 5, 2011, there is representation from 9 countries and 20 states in the 100 congregations and community groups registered with the campaign. If you are planning an event in your community, or would like more information about how to organize an IDPP public vigil, please register for free at

Linda Williams of San Diego shares the following about the IDPP event, "Interrupting Violence with Prayers," which she is helping organize in her community: "We are working to get Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish, and Church of the Brethren and other Christian leaders together for IDPP. It has taken on particular significance right now because a City Heights police officer was murdered recently, and the community is coming together in many efforts to support our police officers. This is the fifth police death in three years, and the third in three weeks. We are planning a walking prayer vigil to the site of the shooting as the second part of our IDPP event that evening."

Source: 9/9/2011 Newsline