Media Advisory - 2008 Walk for Reconciliation launches Sunday

    15 different faiths convene to pray for success of the Walk

    VANCOUVER, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - In an unprecedented show of unity, spiritual
and cultural leaders from 15 different faiths across the Lower Mainland will
convene in Vancouver on October 21, 2007 to pray together for reconciliation
between all peoples and the success of the 2008 Walk For Reconciliation.
Congregations across B.C. will also pray in their own communities on the same
day as a show of support. The event will mark the launch of the one-year
countdown to the 2008 Walk for Reconciliation.

    What:     A multi-faith Reconciliation Prayer Ceremony to launch the Walk
              for Reconciliation, which will occur on September 21, 2008

              Vision - A sacred fire on the beach surrounded by Aboriginal
              and other spiritual and cultural leaders praying and singing
              together, many in traditional dress.

    Who:      Representatives from the following faiths:

    -   Aboriginal Spiritual Leaders      -   Congregationalist Wicca
        and Firekeepers                       Association of B.C
    -   Anglican Diocese of New           -   Mahalakshmyai Hindu Temple
        Westminster                       -   Sikh representative of the
    -   Baha'i Spiritual Assembly of          Multifaith Action Society
        Vancouver                         -   Sufi Meditation Centre
    -   Baptist Union of Western Canada   -   Unitarian Church of Vancouver
    -   Brightwoods Spiritual Centre      -   United Church of Canada - B.C.
        (Shinto)                              Conference
    -   Buddhist Churches of Canada       -   Vancouver Church of
    -   Canadian Jewish Congress              Scientology
    -   Christian Reformed Church in
        North America - Western Canada

    When:     10.00 am - 10.45 am
              Sunday, October 21, 2007

    Where:    Vanier Park Beach
              (Beach at bottom of Chestnut St, next to Maritime Museum car
              Vancouver, B.C.

For further information:

For further information: visit; For media
inquiries, please contact: Bronwyn Stubbs, Optimum Public Relations, (604)
647-2970, (778) 229-9130,; Juan Herrera, Optimum
Public Relations, (604) 647-2954, (778) 229-9561,

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