Peace Vigil in Paterson

This evening, I attended, along with dozens of other Arab-Americans, a lovely candlelight peace vigil at a small park in South Paterson, NJ, in honor of all the civilians - Lebanese, Palestinian, and Israeli, who have perished in the current fighting in the Middle East.

Antiochian Orthodox Bishop Antoun Khoury, and Imam Mohammed el-Filali of the Islamic Center of Passaic County led prayers - see pictures. The Imam gave extended and very apolitical remarks, in which he said, "I wonder how we spell peace, is it P-E-A-C-E, or P-I-E-C-E, as in a piece of land."