Maryland Interfaith Panel Focuses on Peace

April 18, 2003

Source: The Baltimore Sun

On April 18, 2003 The Baltimore Sun reported that "as images and news about the war in Iraq have loomed in recent weeks, Howard County religious leaders have been focusing on messages of peace... Members of many area churches and synagogues have been straddling the fine line between support for U.S. troops overseas and discussing whether the war is just. Whether their members have supported the war or opposed military action, many congregations simply prayed for a peaceful and just resolution... Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Marriottsville was host of an interfaith panel consisting of Jewish, Muslim, Roman Catholic, Lutheran and Baha'i leaders who spent the day discussing the importance of peace, how different religions addressed peace and how peace is an option, even in the midst of war."