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Vigil of peace | Religion notes

The 10th annual Whidbey Interfaith Vigil of Peace and Hope will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, at St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church in Freeland.

The Vigil will feature prayer, sacred scripture readings and music from Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Native American faith traditions. Music will be provided by Karl Olsen of the Brothers Four and Luceant Lux singers led by Rumi Keast.

The featured speaker will be Weldon Nisly, a Seattle Mennonite pastor, with a compelling story of compassion and reconciliation that occurred in 2003 and 2010 in Iraq. The incident was documented in a book, The Gospel of Rutba, War, Peace and the Good Samaritan Story in Iraq.

Following the service, Nisly is eager to engage those who wish to offer their reflections or ask questions.

For more information call 360-331-4887.

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