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A Prayer for Peace

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Thank you for this day and the infinite potential for love, forgiveness and peace that lives in it.

Today we honor and remember all of those we’ve lost — young and old. Those we know by name, and who are a part of our community. And also those we never had the privilege of meeting, but shared with us a common ideal or our common humanity.

We pray that the families and loved ones of those we’ve lost — those suffering from pain, grief, depression — find love and peace in their hearts. We pray that they are consoled.

We also pray that the inconsolable among them eventually find love, peace and forgiveness when they are ready, and when the time is right.

We hold a vision of peace that begins with ourselves — a light that pours forth from our hearts and extends into our communities and communities like ours around the world; Until that healing light covers the earth and we stand together — cleansed, detoxified, awake — as one human family.

Amen.

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UN International Day of Peace at Straub Park on Sunday, September 21

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In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly designated September 21 as International Day of Peace, a day of cease-fire and peace building activities to be celebrated around the world.

33 years later, the St. Petersburg Interfaith Association is keeping the tradition alive, and invites the community to participate in free, fun family activities; interfaith dialogue; and meet with community groups and organizations working for peace.

On Sunday, September 21 from 2-4 p.m. you can bring the entire family to South Straub Park in Downtown St. Petersburg to the UN International Day of Peace and enjoy music, activities and special guests. South Straub Park is located at 198 Bayshore Dr. NE. St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.

It’s a celebration of global peace, harmony and justice.

It’s a concert in the park that is free and open to the public.

It’s a chance to hear local leaders share their vision of peace in St. Petersburg.

Performances by: Tampa Bay Children’s Chorus, Love First Christian Center Choir, Ismaili Community Council for Florida Choir, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Choir.

Speakers include: Karl Nurse (Councilman for 6th District), Assistant Police Chief Luke Williams, Professor Bill Felice (Eckerd College), Janel Miller-Evans (president St. Pete Interfaith Association) and more.

Participating organizations include: CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse), Refugee Services program of the Department of Children and Families, Edible Peace Patch and St. Petersburg Police Department.

For more information, visit http://un.org/peaceday. Those interested in sponsoring or participating, please contact Sharon Cook at 727-686-6875 or sharonfcook@gmail.com.

What: St. Pete Interfaith Association presents UN International Day of Peace
When: Sunday, September 21, 2-4 p.m.
Where: South Straub Park, 198 Bayshore Dr. NE. St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
More: Free and open to the public. All ages. Parking and restrooms available along Beach Dr. http://un.org/peaceday   #peaceday

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