UPDATED WITH VIDEO
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2022, 7–8 P.M., in the cathedral nave or via livestream
Download the service leaflet for this event here (pdf).
A complete video is now available below
In this time of trial and struggle, as we confront challenges to our civil society and our body politic, we are at a crossroads of conscience. And though the voices of vitriol and extremism often resound loudly, it is the judicious wisdom of resilient and courageous peacemakers who will lead us through this crisis. Prayerful reflection stands as a hopeful response to the static of cynicism. We stand in solidarity with those who seek a different way for our nation and its elected officials.
Join local religious leaders and fellow citizens who will gather in Seattle’s Saint Mark’s Cathedral at this unprecedented time. All are invited to join in this brief non-partisan interfaith service of hope, either in-person or via livestream. On the cusp of the exercise of our most essential civil right, we ask you to embrace this moment of contemplation and connection, as we affirm the principles that transcend our differences, and the common cause that will bind the wounds of this great nation.
UPDATE—Participants in the program will include:
- Pastor Carey Anderson, First AME Church
- The Rev. Beth Chronister, University Unitarian Church
- Elise De Gooyer, Faith Action Network
- Abbott Genjo Marinello, Chobo-ji Zen Temple
- Imam Jamal Rahman, Interfaith Community Sanctuary
- Michael Ramos, Church Council Greater Seattle
- Fr. Michael G. Ryan, St. James Catholic Cathedral
- The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason, Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
- Rabbi Daniel Weiner, Temple De Hirsch Sinai
AN INTERFAITH EVENT CO-SPONSORED BY: Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, St. James Roman Catholic Cathedral, Temple De Hirsch Sinai, First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Seattle, and The Church Council of Greater Seattle
This is such an excellent effort to reassure people and bring us together, to reaffirm the gift of a functioning Democracy. Thank you, Judy