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Interfaith Rally for Peace

Invitation to the April 4 Rally for Peace from J.P. Interfaith Clergy Group

Peace.  Salaam. Shalom.  

We, members of the Jamaica Plain Interfaith Clergy Group in partnership with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute invite you to a Rally for Peace on Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 PM at the First Baptist Church on Centre Street.  Our featured speakers will be the Institute’s Executive Director, Clemntina Chéry and the Rev. Darrell Hamilton on a night of songs and celebrations of peace.

As people of faith, in solidarity with all people of goodwill, we of the J.P. Interfaith Clergy Group are committed to peace in our selves, in our houses of worship and in our community.  In the city of Boston, one of the great champions of the cause of peace for our city is the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. For 25 years, in response to the worst tragedy imaginable, the Peace Institute and its executive director, Clemntina Chéry, have tended a space for all those who suffer the effects of murder, trauma, grief and loss to heal and move towards peace while also teaching the essential skills of peace-making to children, youth and adults to interrupt the cycle of violence in the first place.

The work of the Peace Institute is sustained by its biggest fundraiser, an annual Walk for Peace through the streets of Boston on Mother’s Day.  This year will be the 23rd Walk. As it seeks to expand its work in our city, the Peace Institute has set an ambitious fundraising goal for 2019’s walk.   

Holding this Rally for Peace following the Vigil in Support of Black Lives Matter and on the anniversary of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we will be inviting and challenging our communities of faith to come together for the Rally for Peace and take up the work of participating in this year’s Mother’s Day Walk for Peace.  We invite and encourage you, our neighbors and friends, to come to this Rally for Peace on Thursday, April 4 and to join the Mother’s Day Walk for Peace, Sunday, May 12. Together, we can partner with the Louis D. Brown Institute for Peace to make our neighborhood and our city a more peaceful, compassionate and just home for us all.

Peace. Salaam. Shalom.

Rev. Ashlee Wiest-Laird
Rev. Laura Ruth Jarrett
Rev. Darrell R. Hamilton II
Rev. Courtney Jones
Rabbi Victor Reinstein
Rev. Elizabeth Bukey
Carrington George Moore, M.Div.
The Rev. Dr. Ted Cole, Jr.

Later Event: April 5
First Friday Parish Gathering