Evangelicals Dominate Inaugural Prayer Service

The long list of participants also included leaders from the Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist, Bahá’í faiths and opened with a Navajo blessing.


CHR Comment: The article describes the history of the service, going back to President Washington. In recent times, the service in no longer specifically Christian but includes prayers from various faiths, invoking various gods.

Source: President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Their Families, Attend Inaugural Prayer Service : NPR


Refugees Remembered by Interfaith service on Lesbos

The Greek island of Lesbos has been struggling to care for the Syrian refugees who’ve reached its shores. Now, it’s struggling to find space to bury the ones who haven’t.

CHR Comment: Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Muslim clergy will hold an interfaith service to commemorate the many who have died.

Source: The cemeteries on Lesbos are full. But refugee families still need to bury their dead. | Public Radio International