“Oh God, of Many Names and Faiths, Guide us to a new place where our faith builds bridges and creates places for healing. Amen” — Rev Lesley Brogan
We see our faiths as a means to heal those who suffer, as an affirmation of the common human dignity of all of God’s people, and as a strong rebuttal of cruelty and derision attributed to God.
In this spirit, we have come together to form the American Prayer Hour, a time to pray in communion with our brothers and sisters in faith. We pray for an end to the spiritual violence continually suffered at the hands of the wrathful.
Join us at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 4, 2010 for the Los Angeles Prayer Hour hosted by the Glendale City Seventh-day Adventist Church,
610 E. California Avenue, Glendale, CA 91206
There is much work to do: every February, politicians and religious leaders flock to the National Prayer Breakfast. Long a tradition in the Capitol city, the National Prayer Breakfast is organized by the Fellowship Foundation, a fundamentalist Christian organization, scrutinized for their involvement in the Ugandan government’s draconian proposal to criminalize homosexuality—punishable by life imprisonment or death.
We cannot be silent or complacent at such an egregious violation of basic human rights and decency. The American Prayer Hour offers an alternative to the collusion in prayer with those who would inflict and support such unspeakable cruelty on another child of God.
Join us this Thursday, February 4th, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Visit us online at www.americanprayerhour.org for more information and to support the Prayer Hour.
Anchored in four key cities—Washington, DC, Dallas, Chicago and Berkeley, CA—the American Prayer Hour sees to show that hatred and extremism are contrary to the faithful, and an affront to loving religious traditions worldwide. We invite you to participate in this powerful event and encourage you to invite your friends, neighbors, congregations and families.
American Prayer Hour services are currently planned for the following cities:
Anchorage, AK (Church of Life Alaska); Berkeley-Pacific School of Religion (The Chapel); Boynton Beach, FL (Church of our Savior, MCC); Buffalo, NY(The Episcopal Diocese of Western New York-Bishop’s Chapel): Chicago, IL (Chicago Theological Seminary-The Chapel); Dallas, TX (Creating Change, Sheraton Dallas, Ballroom A); Minneapolis, MN (Plymouth Congregational , NY (The New Seminary); Washington, DC (Calvary Baptist Church, Chapel).
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