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Christian, Muslim and Jew
New York, January 12, 2009 -- Leaders of three faiths that trace their origins back to a common ancestor -- the Patriarch Abraham -- joined their hearts and pens today to form a common prayer for peace between Israel, Gaza and among all nations.
Rabbi Steve Gutow of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon of the National Council of Churches USA, and Dr. Sayeed Sayid of the Islamic Society of North America, acknowledged having "different views" as to how to end the confrontation between Israel and Gaza, said they looked "to the power that is greater than any of us can even contemplate" to ask for peace in the Middle East.
The full text of their prayer follows:
The three of us come from different religions and have different
views regarding how to best solve the problems faced in the
confrontation between Israel and Hamas. In many arenas we have found
ways to work together but not yet in this situation. We look to the
power that is greater than any of us can even contemplate and ask
that power to help us find peace among the nations. Below is our
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