International Day of Prayer for Peace

Event Date: September 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm Event Location: Dunker Church, Antietam Battlefield

The Interfaith Coalition of Washington County invites you to a Song and Prayer Peace Fest on Sunday, September 23 at 5:00 pm at the Dunker Church on the Antietam Battlefield. A dozen different faith traditions in Washington County will join in a service of peace. Each will present a peace song, a brief statement on peace, and a prayer for peace.

This event coincides with the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. An ever-expanding number of people around the world, representing a wide variety of religious and spiritual traditions, have committed to work together for a day of peace.  The Dunker Meetinghouse was chosen because it was a sanctuary and hospital during the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War. It stands as a symbol of peace in the midst of a war fought 150 years ago. It stands adjacent to the National Park Service Visitor’s Center on the Antietam Battlefield at Sharpsburg.

If you plan to participate or for more information, contact Ed Poling at 301-733-3565.  Here is the Day of Peace flyer  to post in your church or house of worship.

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