Lahore: report by Fr. James Channan, OP
The SOPP was observed in Lahore with a gathering organized by Sr. Sabina Rifat, Coordinator of the Women and Kids Education (WAKE) Cooperation Circle of the United Religions Initiative (URI) in Pakistan, together with the ‘A Better Community For All’ Cooperation Circle (also part of the URI). The women and children of WAKE held a prayer ceremony on May 16 and then gave rice to the children of the group, many of whom are desperately poor.
In the evening, Muslims, Christians, and Hindus participated in a ceremony in front of the Lahore Press Club, offering prayers for peace from their own religious traditions, and lighting candles together.