Peace Vigils Mirror Interfaith Service in Assisi

January 26, 2002

Source: The Bergen Record

On January 26, 2002, The Bergen Record featured the story "Hackensack: Prayer gathering mirrors service in Assisi, Italy." It reported, "The prayers were voiced in the traditions of more than a half-dozen religious movements, but all had the same theme: a call for religions to foster peace on earth and end human suffering. The Interfaith Prayer Vigil held Thursday night at Hackensack's Church on the Green was sponsored by the Bergen County Council of Churches and the Interfaith Brotherhood and Sisterhood Committee. ... The service was intended to mirror the world gathering of religious leaders that same day in Assisi, Italy, where Pope John Paul II hosted a daylong series of prayers for peace." Participants at the vigil included representatives from a range of religious communities, including Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, and Baha'i participants.