TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson News Now streamed a unique event in southern Arizona on Wednesday, March 7.
Anchor Brooke Wagner hosted a round-table discussion with leaders from six different faiths.
The leaders discussed the role of religion when it comes to our children, communities and finding common ground for peace.
The event was streamed live on our app, website and Facebook page.
On Thursday, March 8, six Tucson congregations are co-sponsoring the second annual Interfaith Celebration of Unity and Prayer.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 7 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 939 W. Chapala Drive.
"Last year's meeting was a tremendous success," said President Steven Broadbent of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "We received amazing positive feedback and wanted to have another opportunity for our members to interact and worship with members of other faiths. Doing so helps everyone to realize that we have much in common. We can appreciate our differences while we celebrate our similarities. It tears down walls and builds bridges. It strengthens our communities."
Leaders of St. Odilia Catholic Community; Third Church of Christ, Scientist; the Tucson North Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Casas Adobes Congregational United Church of Christ; the Muslim Community Center of Tucson and Congregation Or Chadash will speak during the event.
The celebration's theme is "Together on the Journey in Mercy, Love and Peace" and will feature prayers of unity and an interfaith children's choir, as well as other musical numbers.
Attendees are asked to consider donating spaghetti sauce (in cans, not in jars) or packages of spaghetti noodles for the Interfaith Community Services Food Bank.