Each year, our community has a beautiful opportunity to come together, across religious, racial, and cultural lines, to promote peace and healing. We invite you to the annual community-wide World Sabbath on Sunday, March 5, at 4 pm at Temple Beth El. It will be a beautiful interfaith celebration of song, spirit, dance, and communal worship, starting with a musical prelude by pianist Jim Gabriel, a shofar blast, Muslim call to prayer, and the sounding of the conch shell.
Musical highlights will include the Temple Beth El Youth Choir, members of the Sikh community playing the Kirtan, the CJC-LDS choir, and a song praising the Tirthankars and Pilgrims of Jainism.
We will celebrate the diversity of our community with a Hindu dance performance and Zoroastrian, Hare Krishna, and Baha’I prayers for peace, and the presentation of the Peace Award to our late friend and interfaith activist Bev Brun.
Together, we will all take the Interfaith Pledge, pray the Responsive Prayer for Peace, and enjoy the Children of Peace, the annual highlight procession including children from Nardin Park United Methodist Church, Second Grace United Methodist Church, Fort Street Presbyterian Church, the Jain Temple, Renaissance Unity Church, the Baha’I community, Kidz Klez, the Zoroastrians community, Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, the Native American community, Detroit Friends Meeting, and the Detroit Muslim Center.
We will pass the Peace Banner to next year’s host, Christ Church Cranbrook, and then join together in a closing song Olam Chesed Y’baneh (I will build this world from love).
We hope you will join us for this special service and afterglow.