Walk for peace in West Haven
Organizer Bruce Barrett said "the IWagePeace Walk is public show of unity among Christians, Muslims, and Jews."
"This is a preemptive peace action to dispel fear and publicly declare that all faith traditions are welcome in these United States," Barrett said.
“This is...a public declaration that is vitally important during a time when fear misguides our citizens toward mistrust, hatred, and harm. It is our roll as spiritual leaders to show ourselves publicly, so that others, less sure of themselves, will not lose their way, will not succumb to fear, hatred, and harm, but will be drawn to goodness through our very public and common action together.”
The event will include live music from the Afro-Semitic Experience, a world jazz fusion of North African and Middle Eastern sounds and participants will walk the West Haven boardwalk, learn about peace making, listen to music, and get to know each other, Barrett said.
Barrett said the public is invited to join members of more than 20 houses of worship. These include: Church of the Holy Spirit, Congregation Shalom Rodfe Zedek,
Congregation Mishkan Israel, Congregation Sinai, Council of American Islamic Relations, ENOUGH, First Congregational Church of Guilford, First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, Islamic Association of Greater Hartford,Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, Jews for Justice and Peace, Masjid Al-Islam
Monroe Congregational Church, Muslim Coalition of Connecticut New Haven Islamic Center, North Haven Congregational Church, Our Lady of Victory Church, Shalom UCC Silver Lake Conference Center, St. John Vianney’s Church
Trinity Episcopal Church of Southport, Trinity Lutheran Church of Milford
Woodmont UCC, First Congregational Church, Guilford.
Particiants should gather at 3 p.m. for the walk to begin at St. John Vianney Church, 300 Captain Thomas Boulevard. The walk will run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., with music until 6 p.m.
For more information visit: www.IWagePeace.Org