World Peace & Prayer Day -- Pittsburgh
Start: Friday, June 21, 2019• 4:00 PM
WATER CONNECTS US ALL.
“All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer”
Please join members of all faith backgrounds for World Peace and Prayer Day on the summer solstice – June 21st in Pittsburgh, PA.
We will meet at 4:00 p.m. at Allegheny Landing on the North Shore next to the Andy Warhol Bridge. Musical instruments and talents of any kind are welcome to share with the community. We will then walk over the Allegheny River to offer our prayers and intentions together for our rivers and sacred waters. We will gather, enter and exit the bridge from the North Shore at Allegheny Landing park and Sandusky Street.
Following the prayers and intentions on the bridge, we will return to the Allegheny Landing for more song and prayer.
We are being called together at a time of great urgency. Water is the life's blood of all creation – Water is what connects us all. We are asking people all over the world to participate in #WorldPeace&PrayerDay and create an energy shift to heal Mother Earth and end the exploitation of our sacred waters by the fossil fuel industry.
World Peace and Prayer Day promotes the unity and security that comes from mutual concern, care and respect. This will be a time to gather, to share what we know, to listen to each other’s stories and to stand and pray together in right relationship with one another—and with our Mother Earth.
The Pittsburgh gathering will stand in solidarity with the 24th annual World Peace and Prayer Day in Cincinnati, a multi-cultural honoring of sacred sites envisioned by the spiritual leader of the Lakota Sioux, Chief Arvol Looking Horse. This annual commemoration will bring attention to Indigenous Peoples sites in Ohio, inspire youth, and provide learning opportunities for educators and artists, faith-based and civic leaders, and all those concerned with the health of our environment.
Event Partners: Local Native leaders, Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light, Breathe Project, Center for Coalfield Justice, Mountain Watershed Association, Climate Reality Project, Sierra Club Ohio, Pittsburgh Friends EarthCare Working Group, Thomas Merton Center, EcoJustice Working Group and many other partners.