American Middle East Christians Congress Hosts Candlelight Vigil in Shain park, Birmingham

Unity Candlelight and Prayer Vigil:
Community Organizations Unite To Say “Never Again
On Thursday, August 14, 2014, inter-religious, inter-heritage, inter-community, civic, civil and human rights organizations and the Middle East community-at-large attended a unity candlelight vigil in Birmingham, Michigan.
Representatives from the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jain, Sikh, Baha’i, Mandais, Saba, and Middle East and non-Middle East Church community and clergy stood in solidarity and continuous support with the Iraqi Christians and other minorities in their persecution and genocide to say “never again.”

Attendees spoke emotionally about their call for peace, and each proclaimed their united message that no people should be persecuted because of their race, religion, or creed.

This unique event concluded with a recommendation to continue to inform, educate, and seek political, public relation, and support. It is part of a series of events that began after an historic meeting that took place among members of different faiths to discuss the current crisis in Iraq in Oak Park, Michigan on August 4, 2014.

This event was covered by local, national, and international media.