PHILADELPHIA – A Wiccan High Priestess took part in an interfaith prayer circle today as part of the activities surrounding the Democratic National Convention this week. The DNC Prayer Circle is hosting this four day event, during which clergy and other faith leaders representing various communities lead attendees in a short prayer daily at 9:00 am. High Priestess Karen Bruhin with the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel and Tenders of the Earth Temple joined Eileen Bowman with Soka Gakkai International: Nichiren Buddhism, and Dr. Jessica Russo with Falun Dafa for today’s prayers.
Tenders’ high priestess Karen Bruhin of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel will be participating in a four day interfaith prayer event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Titled “DNC Prayer Circle Hosts: Interfaith Prayer Circle for Peace, Unity, and Justice,” the event will host prayer circles offered by 15 different clergy and religious leaders over a four-day period, while the Democratic National Convention is taking place. Organizers Xelba and Vanette write, “Please join us as we pray, chant, and meditate to promote peace in the city and the world, unite our people and causes, and lend spiritual strength to those who lift up their voices for justice.” For interested locals, Ms. Bruhin is on the schedule for Tuesday’s session. More information is on the Facebook event page.
Karen’s prayer will be delivered on Tuesday, July 26.
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DNC Prayer Circle Hosts: Interfaith Prayer Circle for Peace, Unity, and Justice
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DNC Prayer Circle hosts, Vanette Jordan-Lumogo and Xelba Gutierrez, will present The Interfaith Prayer Circle for Peace, Unity, and Justice, taking place at Thomas Paine Plaza on 1401 JFK Blvd on July 25th – 28th starting at 8:30 am and ending by 9:00am. Clergy and faith leaders from various communities will come together and each will lead us in 2-3 minutes of prayer until 9:00 am every day.
At the end of the first day, July 25th, Prayer Circle participants will have a sky lantern launch where we will release multiple, colored lanterns, filled with our prayers and wishes, up into the Philadelphia sky, making it a visually beautiful moment of unity.
We are hosting these Prayer Circles because we believe the work that the delegates will do inside for the DNC, and the work that the demonstrators will do on the streets of Philadelphia, are both worthy of spiritual support. We also believe this city and this world are in need of spiritual healing. With this in mind we will come together, men, women, and children, across all denominations and beliefs, from all races and culture, and all political affiliations, to offer multiple types of prayers including chanting and silent prayer for this work, this city, and our world.
Please contact Vanette Jordan-Lumogo @ 215.913.4549, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The DNC will be in town and there will be a lot of people, activities, and harsh energy going around. We would like to invite everyone to participate in a daily Interfaith event where, together, we will lift up our hearts and minds to ask for peace, unity and justice for the work we are about to do, this city, and our world. Please join us every morning from July 25 – 28.
Each day we will have different members of the faith community lead us in prayers and chanting. Please come ready to connect your heart to the hearts of everyone around you and we hope you leave energized and balanced to tackle whatever the day brings.
The schedule is
Monday July 25th:
Rev. Robin Hynicka – Arch St United Methodist Church
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
David Goodman- Soka Gakkai International: Nichiren Buddhism
Rev. Dr Kipp Gilmore-Clough – Chestnut Hill United Church (Methodist)
Patricia McBee- Central Philadlephia Quaker Meeting
Tuesday July 26th:
Eileen Bowman – Soka Gakkai International: Nichiren Buddhism
Dr. Jessica Russo – Falun Dafa
High Priestess Karen Bruhin- Assembly of the Sacred Wheel (Wiccan)
Wednesday July 27th:
Reconstructionist Rabbi Sheila Weinberg
Louis Delsodo – Soka Gakkai International: Nichiren Buddhism
Imani Richardson-Wilson- Soka Gakkai International: Nichiren Buddhism
Thursday July 28th:
Rabbi. Yael Levy- Mishkan Shalom
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Joyce Baum Lee – Soka Gakkai International: Nichiren Buddhism
Please join us as we pray, chant, and meditate to promote peace in the city and the world, unite our people and causes, and lend spiritual strength to those who lift up their voices for justice.
Xelba and Vanette