Press Release: Interfaith Service 2006

Muslim, Catholic, Jewish and Interfaith Clergy to Lead Peace Service During Global Observance 9/11-21 Honoring Gandhi’s Legacy, UN Call for Ceasefire

Fort Lauderdale — September 11, 2006 — The Ecumenical Candlelight Peace Service Sept. 15 in Fort Lauderdale is part of Eleven Days of Global Unity, Forgiveness and Nonviolence sponsored by the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and the Association for Global New Thought, among others.

Clergy from several faiths will lead a special Ecumenical Candlelight Peace Service at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 at Religious Science Ft. Lauderdale, 1550 NE 26th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33305.

Organized by the Rev. Ernest Chu, assistant pastor of the Fort Lauderdale center, the service will be presented in observance of Eleven Days of Global Unity, Forgiveness, and Nonviolence.

Eleven Days begins on the Centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha Movement on Sept. 11 and concludes with the United Nations International Day of Peace and Call for a Global Ceasefire on Sept. 21. The observance is jointly sponsored by the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence; the Association for Global New Thought Pathways to Peace; We the Peoples Initiative/We The World; and the Mahatma Gandhi Foundation in Mumbai, India. More information about Eleven Days is available at, the website of the Association for Global New Thought.

Clergy participating in the Ft. Lauderdale service will include Rabbi Loring Frank of the All Peoples Synagogue in Miami; Father Bill Houran, Chaplain Emeritius of Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale; the Rev. Manohara Ferretti, an interfaith minister and director of Mind Body and Medicine at Holy Cross Hospital; Altaf Ali, Executive Director, CAIR Safe in Action, Council of American Islamic Relations; and Rev. Chu.

A celebration following the service will benefit Kids in Distress, an agency that serves children and families in South Florida.

All are welcome to attend the celebration as well as the peace service. Both are free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested for the celebration, scheduled at the church in honor of the 60th birthday of Rev. Chu, who also is founder of The Soul Currency® Institute and author of the forthcoming book, Soul Currency: Investing Your Inner Wealth for Fulfillment and Abundance.

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