Create a Peace Lantern | Downtown Alliance

Create a Peace Lantern

Dec 2, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
9/11 Tribute Museum
92 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10006
(212) 422-3520
Free
Members of the interfaith community, including members of Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Native American communities, will each offer a short prayer to celebrate the universal wish for peace, health and happiness for all human beings. Families will then have a chance to work together to create paper peace lanterns. In this season when many holidays are celebrated with candles and lights, the peace lanterns will have battery-operated flames that will add to the feelings of warmth of the season. The tradition of interfaith prayer services was greatly expanded in the days, weeks and months after September 11, 2001. On the day of the attacks, interfaith chaplains at Columbia University organized a campus-wide gathering for the members of the community. On September 20, President George Bush invited religious leaders from all around the country to a conversation about the sanctity of human life. Around New York City, clergy members from many denominations began ministering to the 9/11 family members and the people working on the recovery. When Pope Francis visited the 9/11 Memorial in 2015, he was welcomed by representatives of many of the city’s religious traditions. Everyone is invited to attend. Children ages 4 and up are welcome to attend with an adult. Each group will work together to decorate their own lantern.
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Location Info

92 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10006