Tuesday, September 22, 2015

WGME Leads Chicago Event on International Day of Prayer for Peace

The prayer gathering took place in Federal Plaza, with the Calder sculpture in the background.
Chicago: Interfaith Gathering for Peace in Palestine/Israel on September 21, 2015
(Photo: Josh Evans)

Members of the Chicago community participated in an Interfaith Gathering for Peace in Palestine/Israel on September 21, 2015, in Federal Plaza, organized by WGME.

The gathering was in connection with the International Day of Prayer for Peace during World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel.

Read the full coverage of the event in the Chicago Monitor article, "Chicagoans Commemorate World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel 2015," and see the group singing "We Shall Overcome" - video on Facebook.

Thanks to Josh Evans for the great photos accompanying this article!


Many WGME members were in attendance.
Chicago: Interfaith Gathering for Peace in Palestine/Israel on September 21, 2015
(Photo: Josh Evans)

Pastors Emily Heitzman (left) and Joanne Fitzgerald (second from left) lead prayers.
Chicago: Interfaith Gathering for Peace in Palestine/Israel on September 21, 2015
(Photo: Josh Evans)


Participants included Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) seminarians.
Chicago: Interfaith Gathering for Peace in Palestine/Israel on September 21, 2015
(Photo: Josh Evans)