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An Invitation To Walk - From Spiritual Life Office Shenandoah University

posted Sep 6, 2016, 9:07 AM by Charles Thilking
Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Thank you for being in contact with me about an exciting event commemorating the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001! The purpose is to build peace and promote unity across lines of differences of many types. Please confirm with me that you have received this information and still plan to be involved in the ways we have already discussed. If we still need to clarify details of your involvement, thank you for doing so in response to this email.

At each location, we will hear very briefly from representatives about their traditions' connection to peacebuilding and unity.

Our walk will begin at 2:30 at First United Methodist Church, continue to the Centre Meeting (Quaker Meeting House), then to Beth El Congregation (Jewish Synagogue), St. Paul's African Episcopal Church (AME), and end at the Green Space at Our Health at which we will be in community with our friends who are Muslims. During this time, we anticipate hearing about peacebuilding and unity through the lenses of the Society of Friends, the Baha'i faith, the Jewish faith from "a blend of Reform, Conservative and Orthodox backgrounds," the Islamic faith, and the Christian denominations of the United Methodist and African Methodist Episcopal churches. Please find attached directions for the route and feel free to ask questions so I can clarify any details before the date of the event.

Please note:

    This is neither a parade nor a protest. It is an educational opportunity to hear about practices surrounding peace and unity from different perspectives.
    All are welcome to join us.
    We do not have a vehicle officially lined up for those who do not walk easily, however individuals who wish to drive their own vehicles are welcome to meet us at each location.
    Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your participation in this time of peace and unity!

Salaam, Shalom, Peace,

Rev. DeLyn Celec
Campus Minister, Worship Arts Coordinator
Spiritual Life Office
Shenandoah University