Tying together communities and faiths in celebration, local interfaith initiatives will open the New Year with prayers for peace. Out of Pennsylvania and Nevada come two stories of such efforts.
(Yardley Borough, PA)- The Annual New Year’s Celebration for Peace marks the New Year with optimism and hope.
Participants will share an hour of spontaneous prayers for peace in Israel/Palestine, the Middle East and throughout the world. People can feel free to be creative and join the group in prayer, song, music, silence or any way attendees are moved.
Sponsoring the celebration are the Interfaith Community of Lower Bucks. The Peace Center and Interfaith Community for Middle East Peace (ICMEP.)
(Reno, NV)— In a remarkable interfaith gesture and a unique way to welcome 2017, various religions are getting together in Reno to celebrate the ringing in of the New Year in a divine manner away from the glitter of the casinos.
Coordinated by distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed, “Multi-faith New Years’ Eve Service” hosted by Reno Buddhist Center will include Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Baha’i, Shinto and Native American prayers.