Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice hosts “Peaceful Presence,” a monthly prayer service on the evening of the 11th of each month, hosted at various local congregations. These services offer a time of quiet multifaith prayers for peace and strength for the journey and include elements from several religious traditions. All are welcome: those of all faith traditions and of no defined faith, those who are suffering at the hands of their own government, those who need a pause in the midst of intensive work on behalf of others, and all who would like to pray with others for the well-being of all.
NOTE that the events in August and September will differ from the usual half-hour format.
August: Jewish institutions of Palo Alto invite the broader community to a vigil in prayerful protest of inhumane policies toward immigrants in our country. This is part of a national effort that connects the 9th of Av (August 11th), the annual day of mourning over displacement, discrimination and murder of Jews through their history, with the experience of today’s immigrants. The Jewish vigil will lead directly into a Quaker Public Worship with a Concern for Immigrants and Refugees, in which participants will gather in silence to listen to the Spirit which guides human affairs and inspires both immediate words and future action.
September: Join us for this annual multifaith gathering. The picnic begins at 6pm followed by a program at 6:45pm. Both are hosted by American Muslim Voice in partnership with MVPJ and others. This year there will be just ONE PROGRAM with prayers and words for peace from diverse faith traditions, music, singing and children’s choirs.
Everyone is welcome!
- Sunday, August 11, 6-7:15pm, King Plaza, 250 Hamilton, Palo Alto (in front of City Hall)
- Wednesday, September 11, 6-8pm, King Plaza, 250 Hamilton, Palo Alto