Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Peace and Racial Justice Set for June 24 in Princeton

candlesIn response to the recent shooting at the historic black church, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal, in Charleston, South Carolina, an interfaith prayer vigil for peace and racial justice is being organized by Mt. Pisgah AME Church in collaboration with the Princeton Clergy Association and the Coalition for Peace Action.

The vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 in Princeton.

The event begins with a March from Mt. Pisgah AME Church at 170 Witherspoon Street beginning at 7 p.m. The approximately quarter-mile March from the church will finish at Tiger Park in the front of Palmer Square.

The Interfaith prayer vigil will be from 7:30-8:45 p.m. at Tiger Park in the front of Palmer Square; people who can’t march are welcome to go straight there.

Area faith leaders will offer prayers and reflections. Among them will be the Rev. Dr. Deborah Brooks, Pastor of Mt. Pisgah; Rabbi Adam Feldman of the Princeton Jewish Center, who is also Vice-Chair of the Princeton Clergy Association; the Rev. Dr. Deborah Blanks, Associate Dean of Religious Life, Princeton University; the Rev. Carlton Branscomb, Pastor, First Baptist Church; Imam Qareeb Bashir, Islamic Center of Ewing; and the Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director of the Coalition for Peace Action and Co-Pastor of Christ Congregation in Princeton.

The Vigil is expected to conclude as darkness falls at 8:45 p.m.

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