“Love your neighbour: sow seeds of peace”, a celebration of peace with interfaith prayers, musical performances and speakers from many world religions will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 8 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (1000 N. Mississippi St, Little Rock). The event will also be streamed live on the Interfaith Center’s YouTube channel. Admission is free, children are welcome and masks are encouraged.

Speaking at this year’s event – the organisation’s twelfth such event – is Imam Khalid Latif, the academic chaplain of New York University and executive director of the Islamic Center of NYU. An interfaith food festival follows the service, with vegetarian dishes prepared and packaged as a dinner box, which guests are invited to enjoy in St. Mark’s or take home.

“Love Thy Neighbor began as a peace-focused service on the grounds of the Arkansas House of Prayer,” a press release said, “marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, 2001 as an opportunity to bring people together who are dedicated to peace in our community and the world.

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