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

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January 7, 2020​

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Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202)735-7123
Mackenzie Harris, mharris@faithinpubliclife.org, (610)283-8879

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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Faith in Public Life is a national network of nearly 50,000 clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice and the common good.

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