Church faiths unite

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Church faiths unite

Christ Church Anglican Church hosted an Interfaith Service inviting all religions to pray for world peace recently.

Christ Church Anglican Church Father Neil Fernando introduced the third of its kind service.

Father Neil said the group gathered to wish and pray according to their beliefs the Lord gives his peace to the whole world.

“Although things are going on we know that he’s in control and friends I am glad there are few representing other nationalities and faiths here too,” he told the gathering.

“We are together, we are all in one family before we chose our faith, that’s the beauty.

“We are here again as the members, sons and daughters of the mother earth.

“Here we are trying to inculcate the human values, the kinder values, human qualities in our children and in our society.

“Let us join hands together and wish this world a peaceful place.”

There was a performance of ‘Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace’ and a scripture passage from Philippians by a member of the Catholic Church.

The group was lead in prayer by several members of different religions including Uniting Church pastor Dave Sigley, Buddhist community representative Dr Rasika, Bahá’í member Kerry and Christ Church Anglican Church representative Rick Fisher.

Special guest pastor Craig Bailey spoke about how to find inner peace before Mount Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin OAM addressed the attendees.

Ben Hood MLC sang a rendition of ‘My Lighthouse’ and children lit a candle and handed out flowers to the group which were placed around a globe to send prayers for world peace.

Donations were collected by a representative from Australian Catholic Church aid agency Caritas Australia and will support Turkey and Syria amid the recent natural disasters they have faced.

The service finished with a performance of ‘We are One’.

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