An extraordinary encounter among prayerful people of five religions took place at the Shrine

in November 2016, in parnership with Harran Productions Foundation:

The Compassionate Heart: Music, Poetry and Prayers for Peace.

November 6, 2016 Program (includes the interreligious prayers and poetry)

While we may not pray the same prayer together, together we pray,

in our own languages and traditions – Buddhism,  Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Sikhism.

Raising our hearts and our voices in compassion and peace for the world

this program was made possible in cooperation with:

Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

Buddhist Council of the Midwest

Emanuel Congregation

Harran Productions Foundation

Midwest Buddhist Temple

Shambhala

Sikh Religious Society of Chicago.

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Some participants from ‘The Compassionate Heart’ 2016: Dr. Shakeela Hassan, Harran Productions Foundation, Dr. Balwant S. Hansra, Sikh Religious Society of Chicago, Rev. Asayo Horibe, Buddhist Council of the Midwest, Susan M. Pudelek, The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii. (Photo Credit John D’Anca)