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September 5, 2016   •   VOL. 54, NO. 15   •   Oakland, CA
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Join the prayer for peace
Sept. 6 in Oakland
 

The Spirit of Assisi comes to Oakland on Sept. 6, when people from a variety of faith traditions will gather for "Mercy, the Heart of Peace" at the Cathedral of Christ the Light.

 
Prayer for Peace
Mercy, the Heart of Peace
When: Sept. 6, 5:45-9 p.m.
Where: Cathedral of
Christ the Light Event Center
2121 Harrison St., Oakland
 
Promoted by the Diocese of Oakland and the Community of Sant'Egidio, the meeting will include prayer offered in five faith traditions; a panel of three internationally renowned advocates for peace; and a procession ending with a pledge for peace.

The Oakland gathering joins a 30-year tradition, inspired by St. Pope John Paul II's historic meeting with leaders of the world's religions in Assisi, Italy, home of St. Francis.

"There is something positive you and I can do to promote peace: by coming together to pray and give common witness to our desire for peace," Oakland Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ, said in announcing the event.

The speakers in Oakland are Rabbi Daniel Sperber of Israel, Professor Musdah Mulia of Indonesia, and Bishop Ioan Casian of Vicina, vicar bishop for the Romanian Orthodox Archdiocese in the Americas.

Bay Area clergy and lay people active in interfaith peacemaking groups will be present.

Members of the Community of Sant'Egidio will facilitate the event, and will also offer prayer and a meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1640 Addison St., Berkeley, for those interested in learning more about the community's work. So far, two Sant'Egidio communities are forming in the East Bay.

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