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Pray for Peace Concert and Prayer Ceremony

Pray for Peace Concert and Prayer CeremonyOctober 16
Graham Nash, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Keb' Mo', Emily Saliers, John Hall and Krishna Das along with interfaith religious leaders to host Pray for Peace Benefit at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC
6 PM Prayer Ceremony
7:30 PM Concert
Tickets at TicketMaster

The 6 pm prayer ceremony and 7:30 pm concert began as a collaborative effort between Graham Nash and Bishop Chane after His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Washington National Cathedral in 2003 promoting the concept of universal responsibility. Both vowed to make Pray for Peace a reality when the Nobel Peace Prize recipient made a return visit to Washington, D.C. The Dalai Lama is to receive the Congressional Gold Medal for what Congress calls "his enduring and outstanding contributions to peace, non-violence, human rights and religious understanding" in the Capitol Rotunda on October 17, 2007.

"People of faith need to make their voices heard both within their temples, cathedrals, mosques and holy places, and beyond," says Bishop Chane. "They must take the lead in advocating for an end to violence." Graham Nash states, "To me, it has always been the most 'un-religious' of actions to kill human beings in the name of God. It is time for the religious community to help put a stop to this madness by coming together and denouncing these killings. Many religious leaders are joining us at the cathedral to literally ‘Pray for Peace.' I hope you have the courage to join us."

Pray for Peace tickets go on sale September 7 at 10:00 am at all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone, and online at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com. Proceeds benefit the International Campaign for Tibet and Washington National Cathedral's Center for Global Justice and Reconciliation peace-making programs.

For further information on Pray for Peace including statements from participants and pictures, please visit http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/register/prayforpeace2007f.shtml