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  • Damian J. Anderson
    http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20031022-125014-3190r.htm October 22, 2003 Peace rally held in Jerusalem JERUSALEM, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Hundreds gathered
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      October 22, 2003

      Peace rally held in Jerusalem

      JERUSALEM, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem's Independence
      Park Wednesday for an interdenominational rally to promote peace.

      Police said more than 1,000 Jews, Christians, Moslems, Druze, Buddhists,
      Indians and leaders of the Unification Church attended the rally, just a
      short walk from some of the bloodiest terrorist attacks in the intifada.

      A rabbi blew a traditional ram's horn, a Christian clergywoman rang a bell
      and a Moslem cleric called for prayer. An Indian chief added his prayer.

      Singing spirituals, holding hands and raising them, participants called:
      "Tear down the walls of violence so that we have freedom."

      The organizers, members of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's church, argued politics
      alone cannot resolve serious disputes and one needs love and reconciliation.

      In the Middle East "after everything else has been tried ... we've got to
      try God," Archbishop George Augustus Stallings Jr., chairman of the American
      Clergy Leadership Conference, said in an interview.

      Orthodox-Jewish youngsters of Yad La'ahim, which fights missionaries,
      distributed leaflets criticizing the Unification Church as "a deceptive and
      dangerous cult." Police kept them away.

      UPI is owned by News World Communications Inc., a media company founded by
      the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

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      Damian J. Anderson damian@... http://www.unification.net
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