Interfaith Prayer Service in Westfield, New Jersey Draws Hundreds

From TAP into Westfield


About 600 people attended the third annual Union County Day of Prayer

Nearly 600 people attended came to the Parish Community of St. Helen, in Westfield New Jersey,  Wednesday evening, October 5 for “Day of Prayer and Reflection: Honoring People of All Faith Communities” sponsored by Union County Interfaith Coordinating Council and Community Access Unlimited, an organization that provides community access through person-centered support services for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities and at-risk youth.

Members of the clergy offered prayers and encouraged participants to look at each other as brothers and sisters and to stand up against bigotry and intolerance. Dr. Mohammad Ali Chaudry of the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge urged everyone present to sign a pledge to “stand up for the other” that reads:

While interacting with members of my own faith or ethnic community, or with others, if I hear hateful comments from anyone about members of any other community, I pledge to stand up for the other and challenge bigotry in any form.

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