With ongoing conflict and suffering continuing to cause enormous pain, the Victoria Multifaith Society is planning with members of the Muslim and Jewish communities and VICCIR (Vancouver Island Centre for Immigrants & Refugees) to hold a multi-faith Prayers for Peace in the meeting room adjoining VICCIR, at Quality Inn, 850 Blanshard St., corner of Courtney. (Directions below.)
There will be 2 sessions to accommodate different schedules:
1. Sunday, January 28th, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
2. Sunday, February 4th, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
This is a beautiful and profound invitation for everyone to set aside political differences and come together in prayer and intention to know the greatest and highest good for all involved.
People from many backgrounds will each recite, sing, or chant a prayer for peace, followed by light refreshments. Time will be given at the beginning for people to socialize and seat themselves before the program begins.
Please enter through the Quality Inn courtyard to access the meeting room, which is at street level. Parking is available on the street as well as underground at the Central Library.
There will be no slogans, banners or political messaging. All are welcome as we gather peacefully in a prayerful atmosphere, to begin the process of healing with the words “Shalom” and “Salaam”.