Hundreds Participate in Interfaith Prayer Service at State House

April 4, 2006

Source: KTV

On April 4, 2006 KTV reported, "An estimated 1,000 people crowded on the lawn at the state capital Tuesday morning to lend a prayerful tone to the immigration debate. The Interfaith Prayer Service sent a gentle yet firm message to lawmakers. The message is simple and was conveyed through a combination of prayer and action. 'Shouting matches do nothing. But prayer together opens hearts,' said Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Diocese of Tucson. 'So state legislators, stop shouting.' Those of Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith came together to pray and sing for peace and justice. Although they come from different religious traditions, they are in solidarity as children of God. In so doing, they are a microcosm of America - a land of different people who believe that each person should be treated with dignity and respect."