Sue Lister | November 16, 2016
The University of Notre Dame invited the campus community to take part in an interfaith prayer service on Monday (Nov. 14) to pray for peace for the nation, wisdom for leaders and care for the most vulnerable.
Led by President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the candlelit service included readings, prayers and songs by a number of interfaith representatives from throughout the University, including a passage from the Quran read by Ebrahim Moosa, professor of Islamic Studies in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, department of history and the Keough School of Global Affairs.
The service was held outside of O’Shaughnessy Hall, at the Ivan Mestrovic sculpture of Christ and the Samaritan woman at the well. The corresponding Gospel passage was read during the service and Father Jenkins noted the importance of that passage as it relates to today’s political circumstances.