‘Multifaith Prayer Service for Respect’ Will be Held in Downtown Minneapolis Next Tuesday

Minnesotans from many faith traditions will gather for a “Multifaith Prayer Service for Respect” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Central Lutheran Church, 333 12th St. S. in downtown Minneapolis.

The 18 co-sponsors include the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and two University of St. Thomas organizations: the Muslim Christian Dialogue Center and the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning.

The service is being held to pray for respect for the many ways that citizens of the state profess their religious beliefs.

Former Minnesota Gov. Al Quie will give the opening address. Father Erich Rutten, director of Campus Ministry at St. Thomas, is one of the event’s main speakers. Other participants include the Rev. Peg Chemberlin, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Churches, Imam Makram El-Amin of Masjid An Nur and Rabbi David Locketz, president of the Minnesota Rabbinical Association.