All are welcome to attend a greater Des Moines Interfaith Service commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the September 11.
The theme of the service is “Common Ground” and will highlight a contribution from each faith community.
The collaborative partners include the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, Des Moines Area Religious Council, the Des Moines Ecumenical Peace Committee and the American Friends Service Committee as well as faith leaders from Islamic, Christian, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, Sikh, Buddhist, and other faith communities.
The Eyes Wide Open memorial boots and shoes will be on exhibition starting at 9 a.m as a focus for reflection and remembrance. U.S. military personnel from Nevada who were killed in Afghanistan or Iraq are represented by a pair of boots with a name tag. Civilians are represented by pairs of shoes with names of a small portion of those killed. The public is invited for any or all of the activities. Events at the Goddess Temple are free (though donations are gratefully
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