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Our annual interfaith prayer for peace is celebrated on the afternoon of the Day of Atonement, bringing together spiritual leaders, activists, and artists of many faiths to share their visions, sacred songs, and prayers. Together we will pray for compassion, reconciliation, collaboration, and peace on earth.

Prophetic, poetic, and papal – this year’s interfaith celebration coincides with Pope Francis’ historic visit to New York and so will honor his bold vision for climate change and social equality. Our ritual will include selections from Pope Francis’ new Encylical ‘Blessed Be,’ interpreted and commented on by our featured guests and you, our community.

What can we all stand for, together? How will we commit this new year to protecting our common home?






Peter Yarrow, Grammy winning folk legend and peace activist.

Deacon Marcia Fingal, Secretary of the Board of Directors for Intersections International, award winning documentary filmmaker and photographer.

Peter Pitzele Ph.D, co-founder of Bibliodrama, writer.

Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc.

Rev. Robert Chodo Campbell and Rev. Dr. Koshin Paley Ellison, co-founders of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.

Rev. Dionne P. Boissière, Chaplain of the Church Center for the United Nations.

Asma Jamil Sadiq, Director of Child Development at the Beth Israel Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein School.

And more to be announced soon…




Guests are invited to join us for the Neila closing worship event that follows the Interfaith Prayer for Peace.



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