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The Mercy Center for Spiritual Life will hold its 20th annual Festival of Lights, a multi-faith, multicultural gathering that celebrates our hopes for mercy and justice in the world, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 30 in Ochre Court. This year, the celebration will focus on the theme of "Carrying the Light of Mercy: Mercy Across Faith Traditions."

The evening will include the lighting of the Diwali Diyas, the Chanukiah, the Advent Wreath and the Fanoos – religious symbols from the Hindu, Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions. Sacred music and movement artists Christopher and Katherine Carbone will lead a participatory dance for peace.

The Festival of Lights draws on prayers and teachings from various religious traditions and cultures. Everyone is invited to join in the celebration and to raise a prayer for mercy and justice in our world.
 

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  • Nancy Peresta
  • Christopher Carbone

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