11th Interfaith Celebration for Animals

Interfaith CelebrationsAnimal Interfaith Alliance Chair, Rev, Feargus O’Connor, has been holding Interfaith Celebrations for Animals at this Unitarian Church in Golders Green for 10 years, to celebrate World Animal Day (WAD), also the birthday of St Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals.  On Saturday 4th October 2014 he held the 11th Interfaith Celebrations for Animals, which was sponsored by The World Congress of Faiths, The Animal Interfaith Alliance and Quaker Concern for Animals.

ORDER OF SERVICE

Words of Welcome from Rev. Feargus O’Connor.

Lighting a candle for the world’s animals and special candles for the Animal Interfaith Alliance, all animal protection campaigners and for polar bears and other victims of global warming.

Hymn – Reverence for Life (John Andrew Storey)

Universalist Prayer for Animals – Rev. Feargus O’Connor

Readings:

Buddhist

Hindu

Jain

Sikh

Address by Barbara Gardner, director of The Animal Interfaith Alliance

Prayer or Companion Animals fondly remembered

Readings:

Christian

Jewish

Muslim

Quaker

Unitarian

Address by Dr Alpesh Patel of the Dr Hadwen Trust

Hymn – We Celebrate the Wen of Life (Alicia S. Carpenter)

Keynote Address by Dr Richard D. Ryder (AIA Patron)

Voluntary collection for the Dr Hadwen Trust and the Animal Interfaith Alliance

Sung Affirmation

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