People from across Southwest Pennsylvania will unite for a Prayer Gathering for Peace on Sunday, March 6, in solidarity with the Pittsburgh-area Ukrainian community.
The event will be held at Saint Paul Cathedral Parish, 108 N. Dithridge Street, at 2:30 p.m.
Community members will gather to “pray for an end to war,” through “prayers inspired by traditional Ukrainian liturgies, as well as the words of spiritual leaders from many faith traditions,” according to a flyer for the event.
The service will also stream online at youtube.com/diopitt.
“The horrifying violence and killing by the Russian army in Ukraine demands a response from all people of faith, all who have a conscience and moral compass,” said Rabbi Jamie Gibson, rabbi emeritus at Temple Sinai. “So many in our community have roots in Ukraine and it is shattering to see its people and land ravaged without regard to life or limb.”
Organizations co-sponsoring the event include: Greater Pittsburgh Rabbinic Association; Jewish Community Center – Center for Loving Kindness; Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh; JFCS Pittsburgh; Islamic Relief USA; African Methodist Episcopal Church, Third Episcopal District; AHINSA; Bruderhof Church Communities; Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh; Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh; Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh; Christian Associates of Southwest Pennsylvania; Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Southwestern PA Synod; North American Lutheran Church, Mid-Northeast Mission District; Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network; Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation; Pittsburgh Presbytery; The Salvation Army, Western Pennsylvania Division; Turkish Cultural Center Pittsburgh; Ukrainian Catholic Church, Saint Josaphat Eparchy; and Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, Western Eparchy. PJC
— Toby Tabachnick