Monday, October 15, 2007

Pray for Peace: Graham Nash and Bp. Chane at the National Cathedral

From the Diocese of Washington:

...Pray for Peace began as a collaborative effort between Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills and Nash and Bishop John Bryson Chane. For over three years, the vision of Bishop John Chane and Graham Nash has focused on a prayer service and concert centering on global peace at Washington National Cathedral.

Graham and Bishop Chane were hopeful that if and when His Holiness the Dalai Lama returned to Washington the concert would be based on his ongoing efforts at seeking peace in a troubled and broken world and lifting up the need for all persons to respect the dignity of every human being.

And now, after over three and a half years the dream has become a reality. A prayer service with the participation of Tibetan monks and a senior lama will be followed by a concert. The concert will feature two songs from each artist, Emily Saliers, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Keb’ Mo’, and Jackson Browne...
From Bp. Chane:

People of faith need to make their voices heard both within their temples, cathedrals, mosques and holy places, and beyond. They must take the lead in advocating for an end to violence.
From Graham Nash:

To me, it has always been the most ‘un-religious'’ of actions to kill human beings in the name of God. It is time for the religious community to help put a stop to this madness by coming together and denouncing these killings. Many religious leaders are joining us at the Cathedral to literally “Pray for Peace.” I hope you have the courage to join us.
The two CSN&Y concerts I made it to are by far my best concert memories.

The prayer service and concert are tomorrow night. Unfortunately, I have to be in Princeton. So, for the benefit of all of us who will miss this grand event, here is part of a 1970 BBC concert by Graham Nash and David Crosby:


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