Friday, October 18, 2013

Gun Violence and Poverty to Take Center Stage at Garwood Mass

Everybody is invited to a special mass planned for Sunday at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ on Garwood’s Southside to celebrate the annual National Observance of Children's Sabbath.

Organizers say this year’s theme revolves around ending gun violence and child poverty and is entitled: Beating Swords Into Plowshares. The multi-faith observance gets underway at 10:30 am at the Center Street Church. The church says all are welcome to attend.

This year’s title, Beating Swords Into Plowshares, comes from the Hebrew prophet Micah, it affirms values of non-violence, peace-making, and economic well-being found across all religious traditions, according to the Children Defense Fund, the organization overseeing the roll out of the Sabbath at thousands of congregations across the nation, including St. Paul’s.

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