Excerpt: Mt. Zion AME Church hosted an interfaith service for peace on March 23 to bring congregations together as an acknowledgment and appreciation of one another.
Religions recognized or represented at the service included Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Baha’i, the International Peace Mission Movement, indigenous faiths, Hindusim, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
A husband and wife from a local synagogue were joined by Jacob Bender, Executive Director of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), who is also Jewish, in their performance of songs derived from sacred texts. They also invited the congregation to join in a rendition of “This Little Light of Mine.”