Interfaith prayer service is planned in Oklahoma City

The Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, the Interfaith Alliance Foundation of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Conference of Churches will co-host an Interfaith Prayer Service for School Safety at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Islamic Society's mosque, 3815 N St. Clair.
Modified: December 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm •  Published: December 20, 2012

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Interfaith prayer service planned

An Interfaith Prayer Service for School Safety will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City's mosque, 3815 N St. Clair. The service is co-sponsored by the Islamic Society, the Interfaith Alliance Foundation of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Conference of Churches. Organizers said representatives of the Oklahoma City interfaith community will come together in prayer for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Conn. After hearing about school closures and lockdowns in the Bartlesville and Tulsa areas because of potential threats, organizers said, they planned the prayer service hoping it will serve as an opportunity to pray for victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy and for the prevention of more violence.

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