Virtual Programming


Prayer Circle Highlights

From May 7, 2020-June 25 we hosted weekly virtual prayer circles where leaders from various faith traditions share sacred texts, blessings, and/or reflections in a spirit of interfaith embrace. The series is an effort to lift up all the concerns of our community and region during the COVID-19 pandemic through invoking our interconnectedness across differences of thought and practice.

June 25

Faith leaders for June 25 included:

  • Rev. Dr. Teresa Danieley, St. Louis Champions Organizer, MO Jobs With Justice
  • Rabbi Noah Arnow, Kol Rinah
  • Moji Sidiqi, Executive Director, Regional Muslim Action Network

Watch the recording on Facebook.

June 18

Faith leaders included:

  • Sr. Mary Kathleen Ronan, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis
  • Rev. Daigku Rumme, Soto Zen Buddhism, Confluence Zen Center STL
  • Hazzan Sharon Nathanson, Congregation B’nai Amoona

Watch the recording on Facebook.

June 11

Faith leaders for June 11 included:

  • Rev. Melanie Smith, Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church
  • Imam Hamid Malik, Baitul Hafeez Mosque, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
  • Evangelist Kathy Hamilton-Thomas, African Methodist Episcopal Church

Watch the recording on Facebook.

June 4

Faith leaders for June 4 included:

  • Dr. Valerie Karras, Greek Orthodox Community
  • Rabbi Brigitte Rosenberg, United Hebrew Congregation
  • Rev. C. Jessel Strong, The Clergy Coalition of St. Louis

Watch the recording on Facebook.

May 28

Faith leaders for May 28 included:

  • Dr. Sofia Grewal, Sikh Study Circle of St. Louis
  • Dr. Paul Hintze, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • James Fowlkes-Comninellis, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis

Watch a recording on Facebook.

May 21

Faith leaders for May 21 included:

  • Rev. Gabrielle Kennedy, Director, Faith & For the Sake of All; Pastor, Buren Chapel AME Church
  • Rabbi Andrea Goldstein, Congregation Shaare Emeth
  • Mufti Asif Umar, Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis

May 14

Faith leaders for May 14 included:

  • Rev. Laurie Niemann Anzilotti, Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion
  • Rabbi Scott Shafrin, Kol Rinah Congregation
  • Swami Chetanananda, Vedanta Society of St. Louis

Watch the May 14 recording on YouTube.

May 7

Faith leaders on May 7 included:

  • Dr. Javier Orozco, Archdiocese of St. Louis
  • Dr. Solomon Atkins, St. Louis Baha’i Community
  • Ali Durhan, Turkish American Society of Missouri
  • Venerable Jue Huang, Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Center, St. Louis

Watch the May 7 recording on YouTube.


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