Vier Religionen versammeln sich zum gemeinsamen Gebet für den Frieden vor dem Ring for Peace


Four religions gather to pray together in front of the Ring for Peace

Four religions gather to pray together in front of the Ring for Peace

The Lindau association “Friedensräume” invited on Thursday to a common prayer of the religions at the Ring for Peace in the Lindau Luitpoldpark.

Under the motto “Building Blocks of Peace”, Paul Oettinger from the Peace Spaces, Gumru Sadykhov from the Rabbi Brandt Association for Interreligious Relations, the former pastor of the Catholic parish of St. Ludwig Wolfgang Bihler, Ioanna Kravarioti-Haaß from the Greek Orthodox Church and Hasan Aslan from the Ditib Fatih Mosque from Lindau shared their thoughts on what religions can contribute as building blocks for peace.

At the end of the ceremony, the five prayed together. We would like to share this prayer with you:

“God, You created us and all people, You love us all in our diversity, bless us and bless our togetherness.

That we recognize and accept our sisters and brothers from other countries and other peoples, with different skin color, different culture and different religion, as unique and equal to us.

That we may transform any thought of arrogance or inferiority into the faith, hope and love of the creatures of God that we all are.

So bless us all, God the Creator, and give us peace. Amen.”

Paul Oettinger, Gumru Sadykhov, Wolfgang Bihler, Ioanna Kravarioti-Haaß, und Hasan Aslan.

Ring for Peace Zeremonie am 5. Oktober

This atmospheric ceremony in the setting summer sun at Lake Constance prepares us for the ceremony that Religions for Peace will hold at the Ring for Peace on October 5, the second day of the “Conference of the World Council of Religious Leaders on Faith and Diplomacy: Generations in Dialogue“.

We would like to cordially invite the public to the Ring for Peace Ceremony in order to join the participants of the conference in prayer for a multi-faith sign for peace.

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