Interfaith Gathering Tackles City Issues

October 5, 2009

Author: Stephanie Veale

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

The key to solving some of Rochester’s most pernicious problems lies in increased collaboration across faith, racial and geographical boundaries, Episcopal Bishop Prince Singh said Sunday at an interfaith service downtown.

The service was part of the city’s ongoing 175th anniversary celebration. Singh, who is bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, addressed a crowd of about 50 at the Episcopal Church of St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene on South Fitzhugh Street. Scriptures from Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and Christian traditions and a Buddhist prayer were read aloud.

Participants also prayed together for the city’s leaders, firefighters, police officers, young people and others.

See also: Interfaith