CONNECTICUT COUNCIL FOR INTERRELIGIOUS UNDERSTANDING PLANS 9/11 PRAYER SERVICE FOR REMEMBERANCE AND PEACE

(PRWEB) September 10, 2003

Hartford, Conn. — The Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding, Inc., today announced its second annual 9/11 Memorial remembrance service.

Titled September 11: An Interreligious Prayer Service for Remembrance and Peace, it will offer prayers from the following religions: Baha’i Faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, and Unitarian Universalist. Members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend on Thursday, September 11, 2003 at Christ Church Cathedral (Church and Main Streets in Downtown Hartford) from noon to 1:00 p.m.

“We gather in the spirit of prayer, together, to remember those who lost their lives and their loved ones who survive them,” stated The Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Sidorak, Jr. Executive Director of the Christian Conference of Connecticut.

Speakers for the program include Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez; Reverend Andrew D. Smith, Bishop of the Espicopal Diocese of Connecticut and Reverend Dr. Stephen J. Sidorak, Jr., Chair of the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding, Inc.

Parking, within easy walking distance of the Cathedral, is available at the following parking garages: MAT Garage (Hartford Stage Company Garage – across Church Street); Sheraton Garage – behind the hotel on Church Street; LAZ-Metro Lot (corner of Church and Ann Streets) or Talcott Street Garage (behind Capital Community College – old G. Fox).

The Connecticut Committee for Interreligious Understanding welcomes the increasing religious diversity in our society and recognizes the need for dialogue and interaction among participants of all religions in order to promote mutual respect. We foster interreligious understanding and act against ignorance, intolerance, and violence.

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