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IN LIEU OF OUR USUAL "PEACEFUL PRESENCE" ON AUGUST 11, we invite everyone to join in this multifaith vigil and worship:
Sunday, August 11, 6-7:15pm
King Plaza, 250 Hamilton, Palo Alto
Jewish institutions of Palo Alto invite the broader community to a vigil in prayerful protest of inhumane policies toward immigrants in our country. This is part of a national effort that connects the 9th of Av (August 11th), the annual day of mourning over displacement, discrimination and murder of Jews through their history, with the experience of today’s immigrants.
The Jewish vigil will lead directly into a Quaker Public Worship with a Concern for Immigrants and Refugees, in which participants will gather in silence to listen to the Spirit which guides human affairs and inspires both immediate words and future action.
All community members are warmly welcomed!
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*PLEASE NOTE: This time of prayer and worship will serve as our August 11 monthly Peaceful Presence, and will be in place of the previously announced Peaceful Presence! However, since an announcement has already been published that the usual Peaceful Presence service will be held at the Palo Alto Friends Meeting at 7 pm, the Meetinghouse will be open at that time for any who wish to gather in a more private setting. Members of the Friends Meeting and the Unitarian Universalist community will be present there.
PHOTO on right: Isaac Penington speaking in Quaker Meeting, ca. 1660 illustration: Violet Oakley, Friends Journal, January, 1997, p. 9