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Affirmation of peace is commitment to justice, Archbishop Carlson says at interfaith prayer service

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Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and other faith leaders in St. Louis called for a commitment to peace and justice in St. Louis in what he described as a time of "deep hurt and disappointment."

More than 500 people gathered at Kiener Plaza Park Sept. 19 for an Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace and Solidarity. Following the nearly one-hour service, nearly 300 people marched from Kiener Plaza down Market Street to City Hall, where they held a peaceful demonstration.

Interfaith response to terrorism shines light, builds love

An interfaith prayer service in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was held at the chapel at Eden Theological Seminary. Participants lit candles as they stood in a circle representing unity. The Interfaith Partnership stated that “our work is not finished until we have eradicated violence in all the world — and in our hearts. “

They lit candles "to bring light into a darkened season," joined in singing "I will build this world from love" and talked of hope and community-building.

The interfaith prayer vigil for victims of terrorist attacks in Paris was held at Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves Nov. 17. Sponsored by the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, speakers also noted recent terrorist attacks in Lebanon, Turkey and elsewhere.

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