Leaders and members of Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, Mormon, and Muslim Westchester/Fairfield congregations and faith groups will sponsor an interfaith service in White Plains on June 28 “to affirm racial equality and dignity,” in light of the tragic murders of nine people this week at an African-American church in South Carolina.

The event will feature worship, music, discussion, and supper.

“The timing of this service so close to both July 4th and the shocking tragedy in Charleston will deepen its meaningfulness to us all,” organizers stated.


Co-Sponsoring the service are:

  • AJC Westchester/Fairfield
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Westchester Stake
  • Episcopal Diocese of New York
  • Hudson River Presbytery
  • Interreligious Council of New Rochelle
  • Westchester Martin Luther King Institute for Nonviolence
  • Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Mount Hope AME Zion Church
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
  • United Methodist Church, New York Annual Conference
  • Upper Westchester Muslim Society
  • Westchester Jewish Council
  • White Plains Religious Leaders

“This will be the third in a series of prayer services as an interfaith response to recent events,” organizers said. “The first service was held during the Gaza Conflict last summer, and the second was held following the terrorist attacks in Paris this past winter. This service is now especially timely and poignant.”

The community-wide event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.

It will be held on Sunday, June 28, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Mount Hope AME Zion Church, 65 Lake Street, White Plains.

For more information about this event, or to register (required), visit http://www.ajc.org/westfair/dignity, or call or email Scott Richman, AJC Westchester/Fairfield Director, at 914-948-5585, x22 or richmans@ajc.org