Stronger Than Hate: Interfaith Taizé Service for Unity and Peace
Within an interfaith framework marked by the three Abrahamic religions–Judaism, Christianity, and Islam–this service is a response to recent hate crimes and an opportunity for us to reflect on the lives that were lost as well as to manifest our strength in being united for peace. We will also celebrate the achievements of minorities and other marginalized groups, including Asian-Americans, African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos/Latinxs, the LGBTQ+ community, Native-Americans, and Women.
Please join us as we sing Taizé songs (in Arabic, English, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish), pray, meditate, light candles, listen to readings and the sound of silence. The service will also feature a Native-American piece for solo recorder, an Afro-American spiritual, and “Peace I Leave with You” by American composer Amy Beach.
In addition, this Taizé service reaches out to our Safe House partners, First Nations Educational and Culture Center, Hillel (The Center for Jewish Life on campus), La Casa (Latino Culture center), and the LGBTQ+ Culture Center.
After the service we will have cookies and tea.
There is free parking at the IU lots between Indiana and Dunn, just north of Kirkwood.
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