Tampa Bay Interfaith Week Will Hold Opening Worship at St. Peter's.
St. Peter's will host the opening worship service for Tampa Bay Interfaith Week at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 1.
This year’s theme is “I Am Your Neighbor.”
During Interfaith Week, individuals and families are encouraged to visit the many churches, temples, mosques, meditation centers and spiritual communities across Tampa Bay to gain a better understanding of the people, values, beliefs, practices and cultures that make up our dynamic and vibrant region.
The week includes free panel and roundtable discussions at various campuses and venues, including such topics as non-violent communication, religious innovation, spiritual community, eastern andwestern philosophy, universal values, creating accommodating and welcoming spaces, musical performances, workshops, films, and more.
The opening service at the Cathedral will include music, interfaith prayers and opening remarks by Mayor Kriseman, who is proclaiming an official interfaith week.
A closing ceremony will be October 8 at Temple Beth-El in St. Petersburg.
During the week there will be open houses and involvement from various faith communities including Baha’i, Buddhist, Catholic, Christian, Christian Science, Episcopal, Interspiritual, Jewish, Muslim, Quaker, Taoist, Unitarian Universalist, Unity and more.
Tampa Bay Interfaith Week promotes a message of conversation, compassion, peace and pluralism and holds the bay area up as an example of a community based on mutual respect, cooperation and collaboration. The week is hosted by Interfaith Tampa Bay and Integral Church.