Faith Leaders Across the Country Hold Prayer Vigils for Peace, Call for No War with Iran

Faith Leaders Across the Country Hold Prayer Vigils for Peace, Call for No War with Iran

Washington, D.C. — On January 6th, faith leaders in Washington, New York, Portland, San Diego, Asheville, N.C., and other cities gathered to pray for peace and condemn the violence incited by President Trump with the reckless assassination of an Iranian military commander.

Videos from some of the events, are below. 

Washington, DC: White House Livestream 

New York City, NY: Middle Collegiate Church Livestream

Ashville, NC: Interfaith Candlelight Prayer Vigil Livestream

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO, Faith in Public Life:
“People often see war as a strength, as a sign of courage, but we in the faith community tonight say war is a show of cowardness and weakness of human failure. We need to turn to diplomacy to save millions of lives.” 

Co-Sponsors:
American Friends Service Committee 
Franciscan Action Network
Red Letter Christians
Pax Christi USA
Conference of Major Superiors of Men
Maryknoll Global Concerns
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas- Institute Justice Team 
United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries 
National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd

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