Members of Not in Our Town joined others in the faith community at the United Nations International Day of Prayer in Palmer Square, an event sponsored by Fellowship in Prayer and the Princeton Clergy Association.
I met lots of old and new friends, but was most surprised to encounter someone from the Einstein Alley Entrerepeneurs Collaborative. Savraj Singh, wearing an orange turban, represented the Sikh community of Lawrenceville. He led one of the prayers and carried business cards that explain Sikhism, but at the EA Group he represents his own company, WattVision. Here is a link to the photos.
In the photo above you can see Savraj’s colorful turban. To the far right is the senior pastor of my church, Princeton United Methodist’s Jana Purkis-Brash. I have some videos which I am trying to put on YouTube.
As the Methodist member of Not in Our Town, I encouraged those I met to join us at the Princeton Public Library on Monday, October 4, for “Continuing Conversations on Race,” when LaRhonda Greats and I will lead a discussion of Lena Williams’ article and video, “Little Things: When Prejudice is Unintentional.” These first Monday discussions are an opportunity to share honest thoughts in an open and supportive environment; all are welcome. Details here.
What I took away from the dozen or so prayer leaders, ranging from the Jewish Center to the Bahais to the Quakers — we all have the same goal of peace, but different ways of trying to get there.