An Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace in the Middle East will be held in the Church on Saturday, June 22, at 7:30 PM.
Rev. William A. Au, Ph. D., will be the guest speaker. Fr. Au is pastor of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Church, in historic Mount Washington. The Shrine is a multicultural parish, welcoming families from all over the world. Since 2009 he has participated in interfaith international programs sponsored by the Civilization Exchange and Cooperation Foundation in Egypt, Jordan, and Morocco. Following the program in Jordan, he authored a Christian response to The Amman Message and The Common Word statements by major Muslim leaders entitled A Common Effort, which seeks to provide a philosophical framework for ongoing Muslim-Christian efforts in Maryland and around the world. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (CECF) since 2012 and a member of the Interfaith faculty of Al Basheer Seminary, Interfaith Center, and Institute. He has been an active supporter of both the Better Understanding for a Better World (BUBW) youth conferences since 2008 and the International Observer Program (IOP) since 2011.
Take this opportunity to set aside one hour to pray with others for peace, justice and reconciliation everywhere, especially in the Holy Land and the Holy City of Jerusalem, sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike.
Participants will have the opportunity to join Fr. Au for conversation and light refreshments following the service.