September 5, 2017, Detroit – People of all faiths and all cultures are invited to an interfaith prayer service to celebrate International Peace Day. The prayer service will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017, at St. Bonaventure Monastery Chapel, 1780 Mount Elliott, Detroit.
The evening is sponsored by the Capuchin ministries, including the employees of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and Solanus Casey Center. Security and lighted parking will be available.
Rochelle Riley, award-winning Detroit Free Press columnist and well-known Detroit activist, will speak on bringing peace to the people of Detroit. Also featured will be Naim Edwards, environmental specialist for the City of Detroit, who will offer a reflection on bringing peace to the Earth of Detroit.
The St. Charles Praise Dancers and the Capuchin Soup Kitchen Choir will also perform. Refreshments will be served after the service.
Sister Nancyann Turner, OP, director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen’s Rosa Parks Children’s Program, explained that the people of Greater Detroit are at a significant turning point. “For the sake of our country and the sake of our children, we all need to plant seeds and gardens of peace,” she said.
All who attend this prayer service will be invited to consider personal commitments to peace. Participants of this Peace Night will be joining millions of people throughout the world on this worldwide International Day of Peace.
For information or directions, call Sally McCuen at 313-579-2100, ext.149.
June 14, 2017, Detroit – In her June 2017 blog, Sister Nancyann Turner reflects on the good-hearted children of Detroit who work with her in the garden at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. The Program Director for the Rosa Parks' Youth Program, Sister Nancyann reflects on the response of the children to the theft of flowers from their garden. Read her blog.