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Longing for Peace
Date Saturday August 06
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Glazer Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/AuthorDavid Hoffman
All faiths and people of conscience are invited to join hands with Sonoma county neighbors who are longing for Peace and a nuclear free world on August 6 at the Glaser center, 547 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa.


The Interfaith Council of Sonoma County and the Peace Crane Project invite you to

Annual Interfaith Peace Fast and Hiroshima-Nagasaki Remembrance Community Potluck Dinner
WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2911 starting 6:00 pm
WHERE: Glazer Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Scent-Free Event, Wheelchair Accessible

This event honors Ramadan fasting which, this year, coincides with the day the nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. People of many faiths and beliefs will participate. It will include a talk by Takashi Tanemori, a Hibakusha (A-bomb Survivor), the lighting of a Peace Flame from Hiroshima, Jewish sacred chanting, meditative Shakuhachi flute music, and Muslim Sunset prayer. There will be talks from different perspectives, including the parallels between the scapegoating of the Japanese Americans in the 1940s by a JACL member and scapegoating of American Muslims today by Imam Ali Siddiqui. At Sunset the ceremony of Breaking of Ramadan fast and for those who choose to fast will takes place followed by Muslim Sunset Prayer led by Imam Ali Siddiqui (all are welcome). A community potluck dinner will close the evening.

Please bring a dish to share. Dishes should have No Pork and No Alcohol. Vegetarian preferred.

Co-Sponsors: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Santa Rosa; Sonoma County Japanese American Citizens League; Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County; Redwood Forest Friends Meeting (Quaker); Muslim Institute & Center for Interfaith Studies; Apple Seed Quaker Meeting; First Congregational Church of Sonoma, UCC; Congregation Ner Shalom

For information, 707-823-9203 or 707-545-5234. To volunteer, sjcircles [at] gmail.com
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jul 24th, 2011 9:44 AM
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