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Celebrating Peace

Krishna Ramoutar (Sathya Sai Baba Organisation), Pastor Dr Rae Walker (SDA), Rev Anthony Rampersad (Presbyterian), Leela Ramdeen (Catholic), Neisha Hutton (Bahai) and Sr Jasmine (Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre) all hold peace candles at the start of the inter-faith service. Photo: Gerard-Paul Wanliss

Reflections and prayers were given by members of the Hindu, Bahá’í, Presbyterian and Seven Day Adventist (SDA) faiths, and representatives of the Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre and the Sathya Sai Baba Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago. Leela Ramdeen, Chair of the Catholic Commission for Social Justice represented the Catholic Church.

LWC co-foundress Rhonda Maingot in her welcome, reminded the group assembled that the only control the individual has is the control of self, which the Non-Violence Begins with Me movement sought to foster in “one person at a time, one family at a time, one community at a time”. The non-violence movement was launched in March with 40 Hours of Prayer/40 Days of Action.

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