Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders in Washington hold joint prayer for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders gathered in the US capitol, Washington, D.C., and prayed for the victims of last week’s earthquake that devastated Turkey and Syria.
The event was organized at Georgetown University by Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America Elpidophoros.
Amidst a time of global unrest due to terrorist attacks and other violations affecting people across the world, representatives of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism demonstrated their solidarity by coming together for a joint prayer. The prayer was aimed at seeking God’s intervention and healing for the victims of a devastating earthquake that recently hit Turkey and Syria.
The event was attended by distinguished guests, including Turkish Ambassador to the US Hasan Murat Mercan, Religious Services Counselor of the Turkish Embassy Bilal Kuspinar, an imam of the Diyanet Center in America Mullah Nurullah Chalabi, Archbishop of Baltimore Denis J. Madden, Archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox Church for the Eastern USA Mor Dionysius John Kawak, Archbishop of the Armenian Apostolic Church Vicken Ikazian, and Rabbi Richard Marker.
The representatives of all the religions present at the event offered their prayers for those affected by the earthquakes and for the speedy recovery of the injured. Given the prevailing events in the Middle East, this gesture of unity and compassion demonstrated the power of faith to bring people together in times of crisis.