The \Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA), spearheaded a Multifaith Prayer Gathering at 11 AM on Thursday, June 2 on the steps of the NJ State House Annex in Trenton. The focus was to express our deep sorrow and mourning for the many lives lost in recent mass shootings, and to seek God’s empowerment and guidance in determined action to stop that epidemic.
Faith leaders from across a wide spectrum (see list under photo) joined to offer brief prayers on that theme. NBC TV News Channel 10 based in Philadelphia covered the event. The "active prayer" promoted was to support a package of eight new gun safety bills to make New Jersey’s already strict laws even stronger that is being advocated by Gov. Murphy’s office. NJ residents are urged to click here to email your NJ State legislators in support of the package, it only takes one minute!
Speakers pictured above, along with a few attendees, included:
Pastor Denise Carrell, Christ Congregation, Princeton
The Rev. Joseph Ciccone, retired lead pastor, St. Joseph Mission Church, Cliffside Park
Imam Safwan Eid, Muslim Center of Greater Princeton
Rabbi Arnold Gluck, Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough
The Rev. Carol Haag, Retired Unitarian Universalist Minister
The Rev. Karen Hernendez-Granzen, Pastor, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Hamilton
The Rev. Jack Johnson, Coordinator, NJ Coalition of Religious Leaders
Pastor Amir Khan, New Beginnings Ministry, Camden
James King, Executive Director, NJ Catholic Conference
The Rev. Robert Moore, Executive Director, Coalition for Peace Action
Bishop Joseph Ravenell, Samaritan Baptist Church
The Rev. Jose Rodriguez, Pastor, Pentecostal Assembly of God, Trenton