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Members of multiple faiths are gathering at the State Capitol to call for a ceasefire in Gaza

Published: Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 11:12am
Updated: Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 11:18am

Faith leaders in the Valley and concerned citizens are gathering at the Arizona State Capitol Saturday afternoon to mourn the loss of Jewish and Palestinian lives in the Middle East and call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

Leaders from multiple faiths will be on hand during the vigil which lasts from 4 to 6 p.m.

At least one Arizona legislator — Rep. Athena Salman (D-Tempe), one of the few Palestinian Americans who serves in any state legislature — is expected to attend as well.

More information

Saturday, Dec. 16, 4-6 p.m.
Location name: Arizona State Capitol
Address: 1700 West Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Faith leaders, lay people and practitioners, and concerned citizens of
different traditions in Phoenix, Arizona, will convene at an Interfaith Vigil
to mourn the loss of Palestinian and Israeli life and call for an immediate,
permanent ceasefire in Gaza.

The Arizona Interfaith Vigil – Pray for Ceasefire will be on Sat., Dec. 16,
at the Arizona State Capitol, in Phoenix, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. People
of all faiths are welcome to come together to stand in solidarity with the
victims and their families, to pray for the release of hostages and
prisoners, and to pray for an end to the violence that is destroying so many

Current Phoenix sponsoring organizations and leaders include African American
Christian Clergy Coalition (AACCC), Arizona Muslim Alliance, Arizona
Palestine Solidarity Association, Bafrayungist, Corazón Arizona, For All,
Jewish Voice for Peace, Street Psalms, Rep. Athena Salman, and Dr. Warren
H.Stewart, Sr., Senior Pastor of the First Institutional Baptist Church

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