CHICAGO (CBS) — Religious leaders in Chicago came together Thursday for an interfaith prayer service for Paris, in the wake of last week’s deadly terrorist attacks.
Leaders from all different faiths came together at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church in Edgewater, to say a prayer for the victims. They stood united in the message: no religion accepts terrorism.
There was a time for reflection while listening to the French national anthem.
The interfaith prayer service was planned months ago, but the agenda was amended to include prayers for victims of terrorist attacks Paris, Beirut, Kenya, and Colombia.
Represented in the prayer circle were Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Greek Orthdox, Hindu, Presbyterians, and many other faiths. Together, they prayed for peace.
“When afflicted with calamity, to Allah we belong, and to him is our return; offering our heartfelt prayers and sincerest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the recent terrorist attacks all over,” Imam Kareem Irfan said.