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Faith leaders in Clark County call for hope, peace on Nov. 3

By , Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith

Interfaith leaders are calling on the community to call for hope and peace on the eve of Election Day.

“We have been quite distraught about the climate of the state of the world,” said the Rev. Susan Boegli of Battle Ground Community United Methodist Church.

Boegli and others were trying to think of a way to “offer words of light and hope in a world that feels very dark,” she said.

The Rev. Jo Ann Schaadt of Vancouver Heights United Methodist Church said different faith leaders will get together Friday to talk about keeping the pandemic and the election in their prayers. Then, on Monday evening individual faith communities will do “whatever is meaningful for them” whether that’s offering prayers, lighting candles, singing “Give Peace a Chance” or something else.

“Everyone’s going to do a slightly different piece of it,” Schaadt said.

The intention is not to make it political by bringing a sign or giving a speech.

Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith