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City Of Fort Wayne Announces Plans For Third Annual Prayers For The City Event

The third annual Prayers for the City hosted by Mayor Tom Henry will take place from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 at the University of Saint Francis North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring St. The service is free and open to the public.

Representatives of many of Fort Wayne’s diverse religious traditions will come together to pray for our City, including Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs, Unitarian Universalists and others.

The program will include Native American sacred drumming; traditional Hindu dance; prayers for understanding and unity, peace with justice, compassion and action, commitment and engagement; and a community reading of Pope Francis’ ‘A Prayer for the Earth.’

“Fort Wayne is a diverse community that shares many different faiths that we can embrace and celebrate together,” said Mayor Henry. “By working together, we’re making a meaningful difference for residents as we learn more about and understand the importance of acceptance and peace.”

The primary planning committee for Prayers for the City consists of Rev. Terry Anderson, Rabbi Javier Cattapan, Rev. John Gardner, and Rev. Misty-Dawn Shelly, in consultation with Ahmed Abdelmageed, Sister M. Elise Kriss, and Rev. Bill McGill.

Those who aren’t able to attend are asked to pray for the City of Fort Wayne in their places of worship.