Bahai News - Aust holds prayer vigils to remember US terror victims
Aust holds prayer vigils to remember US terror victims
Special church services and peace vigils are being held around the
country in memory of the victims of last week's terrorist
Reverend Ray Richmond from Sydney's Wayside Chapel will
hold a prayer
vigil today for the people of the United States and the Family of
He says the world is still coming to terms with the
events of Tuesday,
September 11 2001.
"I think it involves everybody, it has
shaken the confidence of the
whole world community," he said.
Sydney's Bahai community will be
holding an interfaith memorial services
today, at the same time the Vietnamese Buddhist community will be
starting a day of prayer.
Peace vigils will also be held in
Brisbane, spokesman Joan Shears.
"I think we need to be able to
build a front of compassion and unity,"
In Melbourne in conjunction with Friends of the Earth
and People for Nuclear Disarmament, spokesman Michael Jansen.
"We're calling for a calm and balanced approach to apprehending the
perpetrators rather than the escalation of racial and religious
vilification," he said.
A special national service will be held
in the Federal Parliament tomorrow.
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