Prayers of thanks from those representing six faith traditions were offered at a gathering in Indianapolis that preceded the official Thanksgiving holiday. The Interfaith Thanksgiving Service took place on Nov. 24 at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral before a crowd of several hundred people. Robert Welsh, president of the Council of Christian Unity, gave a reflection during the service as the main speaker.
"We are called by our faith to go beyond coexistence to building community, to live as sisters and brothers in seeking the common good, in caring for the needy, in reaching out beyond our fear of the unfamiliar to experience the joy of God’s all-embracing, ever-expanding love and truth and light," said Welsh.
This is the 10th consecutive year for the special service, which brought together Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Christian participants. To learn more, visit: www.archindy.org/criterion/local/2009/12-04/interfaith.html