Multi-faith vigil takes place at Columbia’s Peace Park

Monday, September 5, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 8:58 a.m. CDT, Friday, July 11, 2008

A multi-faith prayer vigil for the victims and refugees of Hurricane Katrina brought 20 to 30 people to Peace Park on Sunday night. Johann Holt, a Columbia resident, felt that, in the wake of the disaster, there was an opportunity for unity among the local faith community. Holt began organizing the vigil Wednesday night.

Members of the Islamic, Jewish, Christian, Pagan and Hindu communities gathered in prayer before everyone lit candles for a moment of silence. Holt ended the vigil by urging the attendees to call the Red Cross to help support the hurricane victims.

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