Source: The Flint Journal
On January 1, 2003 The Flint Journal reported that "C. K. Venkateswaran, a Sunday school teacher at the local Hindu Temple and Chinmaya Mission, began the readings with a peace prayer in Hindu... The Rev. Deborah Kohler, pastor of Woodside Church of Flint, read a Christian prayer. Members of Life Enrichment Center read prayers for Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Islam, American Indians and those with no specific religion... But the underlying message at the Life Enrichment Center at Dye and Lennon roads, where 45 people gathered Tuesday morning for a pre-dawn service, was the same: praying for peace at the same time people all over the world were doing the same."