Praying for Peace

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