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St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church hosted a spirited interfaith prayer service on Tuesday, June 6, in partnership with Brooklyn Pride, Inc. Participants representing a wide range of faith traditions and community organizations offered message of hope, action and resolve to the gathering. The ceremony included an invitation to light candles to acknowledge triumphs and challenges in the movement for LGBTQIA+ rights and equality. We gratefully acknowledge the individuals and groups who joined us for this moving and memorable service of prayer and celebration:

Brooklyn Pride, Inc., Kyle Naff
Brooklyn Zen Center, Sarah Dojin Emerson, Charlie Korin Pokorny and Liz Chidder
Caribbean Equality Project, Mohamed Q. Amin
New York City Council, Councilmember Crystal Hudson, CD 35
New York City Council, Councilmember Lincoln Restler, CD 33
Lavender Light Gospel Choir, Eric Williamson, Artistic Director;
Maria-Elena Grant, Chorus Chair
First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn Choir, Amy Neuner, Minister of Music;
Andrew Leonard and David Murray, Soloists
First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, Outreach Minister Conor Foley (recorded message)
Kane Street Synagogue, Rabbi Michelle Dardahti
Sadhana Coalition of Progressive Hindus, Pratima Kushmani S. Doobay
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and Pro-Cathedral, the Rev. Canon John E. Denaro, Rector; the Rev. Elise Hanley, Associate Rector;
the Rev. Canon Marie Tatro, Priest Associate
St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Royalz Ministry, Jakai Reid

The service was livestreamed. A recording may be viewed here.

Photos: Wladimir Lewis-Thomas de Rosier, Carol Francescani.
Click on image for slideshow.

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