Join faith leaders across the country in sharing our prayer of hope, healing, and unity.
We the people are many voices, faiths, races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, ages, abilities, and visions. When white nationalists attack one of us, they threaten all of us. We will replace their hate with love, their fear with solidarity. We rise as one.
Our prayer for America:
Out of many voices,
We rise as one.
We mourn with one voice those lost.
We grieve the white nationalism that threatens us all.
We the people of many faiths shall join together;
With prayer anchored to action and linked to the hope of a country
Rising out of the many to become ONE.
We have been created so that we may know one another.
Let us be healers of the wound that history has formed
Truth tellers of our nation’s sins.
Let us be healers of the wound our present is forming
Truth tellers of the unholy alliance of
Hate and power
Married to pain and alienation.
Let us be healers of the wound our future cannot afford
Truth tellers of tragedy, but never prophets of despair.
And, By God we rise
(Spanish translation available here)
Join the chorus of voices
Follow along on social media with the hashtag #ManyVoicesOnePrayer.
Why are faith leaders of all kinds sharing one prayer?
We are grieving yet another act of white nationalist violence at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in California. We mourn the life of Lori Gilbert-Kaye. We pray for those who survived and are now healing physically and emotionally from the trauma.
The antisemitic shooting in Poway is part of a rise in white nationalist violence which is attacking communities and places of worship across the country, from synagogues to mosques to Sikh temples to sacred Indigenous sites toBlack churches.
An attack on one of our communities is an attack on all of our communities — white nationalism seeks to erase us all. We rise together, as one, in prayer.