Saturday, September 26, 2009

VIGIL for Middle East Peace //Call for Reflections

A nun at a Dominican church in Jerusalem holds a candle during a prayer for peace in the Gaza Strip (CNS photo/Eliana Aponte, Reuters)

See bottom of post for the Call for Reflections and also a URL to article on
One Million Candles Campaign for Gaza

Prayer Vigil for Middle East Peace

Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 7:00 PM

Durham Friends Meeting
404 Alexander Ave.
Durham, NC 27705
For more about this place of peace:

Click here for MAP to Event:
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Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. (Psalm 34:14)

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9)

God invites to the abode of peace, and guides whom He pleases to the right way. (Quran 10:25)

The Prayer Vigil for Middle East Peace is held in area congregations on the 4th of every month. This monthly service is a part of a national movement initiated by Churches for Middle East Peace (, committed to the principles of a just peace and to solidarity with Christians, Muslims and Jews. The participants of this effort agree to pray together until a lasting and just peace is secured in Israel and Palestine. Each state across the United States is designated a day in the month to hold the prayer vigil. In North Carolina, it is the 4th of each month.

Please join us for the monthly prayer service for Middle East Peace at Durham Friends Meeting. In this vigil, we will gather as a community in solidarity to the people of the Holy Land, reflect on recent events and pray for justice and peace. Prayer vigil will be held at 7pm.

Phone 919-286-4958 for more information.

We look forward to seeing you there.
Coalition for Peace with Justice
A wonderfully informative site r

Inspiring story: Airlines delivers One Million Candles to Gaza:
here One Million Candles Peace Initiative (Death of 15 family members killed in single bomb attack in Gaza sad catalyst for this beautiful campaign by family member!)

Water running out in Gaza! IC Red Cross here
MIDEAST: Gaza's Water Supply Near Collapse By Mel Frykberg

CALLING FOR CONTEMPLATIVE REFLECTIONS (prayers, quotes, poems, meditations or very short bios) about persons of any faith and any time. Example: the following posted item from Lady Julian of Norwich and if you scroll through this blogsite oneheartforpeace you will find more. (from Allama Iqbal and others)

Please send these to: Connie at Place in your subject heading:

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