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Past Event Highlights

An Interfaith Meditation: Prayers for the Pandemic

On January 17, 2021, faith leaders from many parts of Akron shared meditations and prayers to lament, heal, and find hope in these difficult times. You can still view this event:

Program:

Prologue :
Madeline Breen, OPA, Dominican Associate of Peace

Welcome:
Kathryn Ress, LISW-S Chair Akron Area Interfaith Council

Opening:
Rev. Nanette Pitt, First Congregational Church of Akron

Period of Lament of Loss:
Rabbi Michael Ross, Temple Beth Shalom, Hudson and Jewish Educator
for Hillel at Kent State University

Lament of Injustice:
Pastor Herman A. Matterson Jr., The House of the Lord
Jaudith Yepes Nunez Delegate of V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry.

Call for Interracial/Interfaith Work:
Pastor “Coach” Kemp Boyd, Love Akron
Rev. Dr. Roderick Pounds, Second Baptist Church of Akron
Minister Stephen Muhammad, Nation of Islam

Calming Meditation to Prepare for Work Ahead:
Shih Ying-Fa, CloudWater Zendo of Cleveland
Rebekah Benner, Terra Amma Grove

Healing:
Rabbi Elyssa Joy Austerklein, Beth El Congregation
Imam Abdulkareem Sekta, Islamic Society of Akron and Kent

Hope:
Rabbi Joshua Brown, Temple Israel

Benediction:
Rev. Kate Landis, Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron
“Prayer: A COVID 19 Song,” Nimo Patel, Empty Hands Music


OTHER PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

2020 Interfaith Social Justice Vigil Against Racism
Over 200 people converged at Second Baptist Church for Vigil, 2020
Meeting in July 2020 at Antioch Baptist Church, to support reforms in policing
The 2021 Hunger Walk raised $34,000 for Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank
Author Dr. Bernard Powers, “We are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel,” 2019
Interfaith Harmony Choir at our Annual Event 2019
Interfaith Potluck after the 2019 Hunger Walks
Photo from the 2018 Hunger Walk