On November 21, 2023 interfaith leaders from across Central Pennsylvania came together to pray for suffering people in the Middle East, Ukraine, Sudan and around the world.
Representatives from diverse faith communities shared their unique prayers and perspectives on peace, contributing to a demonstration of unity among people of various faiths, all coming together for the common purpose of peace.
For those who missed the live session, the recording of the webinar is avaliable below. Feel free to share this recording with your network to continue spreading the message of hope and solidarity.
Thank you to all who participated and contributed to making a difference—one prayer at a time. Together, we demonstrated that, in unity, we find strength, compassion, and the power to make a lasting impact.
Speakers: Dr. Joyce Davis (Moderator) – WACH President
The Rev. Dr. Larry Pickens – Executive Director, PA Council of Churches
Aneesa Weinstein – Representing Baha’i Faith – Harrisburg Community
Pastor Lexi Aligarbes – Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren
Jennifer Ross – Beth El Temple
The Rev. Dr. Paul Amara – District Superintendent, Susquehanna Conference United Methodist Church
Imam Farhad Rana – Ahmadiyya – Muslim Community at Hadee Mosque
Lennie Lewis – Musical Presentation
Ann Van Dyke – Community Responders Network Representative
Imam Fatih Akdemir – Red Rose Intercultural and Educational Foundation
Nabila Taha – Harrisburg Muslim Community
Dr. Alawia Suliman – Sudanese American
Laura Edinger – The Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
Pastor Russell Goodman – New Branches Ministries