SOURCE: Angel's Studio

July 10, 2008 09:00 ET

New Online Initiative Seeks Interfaith Bonds Through Prayers for Peace

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) - While political and religious tensions between the East and West continue, many faith groups are making sincere efforts to reach out to different religions. A recent article in The Economist, "When Religions Talk," described some of these diverse efforts, and how people are coming together on everything from business issues to global warming. Closer to home, Chicago-based organization Angel's Studio hopes to foster interfaith dialogue through its recently launched online prayer community, Abraham's Table.

Aimed at uniting Jews, Christians, Muslims and other faith groups in prayers for peace, Pray At Abraham's Table is a new media venture from Angel's Studio, a communications agency in Chicago. The web site invites visitors to post their own prayers for peace, and to explore the reflections and traditions of people of different faiths. Abraham's Table also provides simple suggestions for how to work for peace.

Derek Simons, the creator of Abraham's Table, considers the online gathering place "a mingling of shared prayers to our one God." The site is inspired by the three major religions, all of which share ties to the family of Abraham.

In a time of religious conflict worldwide, Simons hopes that Abraham's Table will inspire more positive and peaceful relationships for those seeking prayer and unity around the world. "There's so much strife and discord," he says. "We want to focus, instead, on what unites all of us: the desire for peace. Our prayers all go to the same place, to the one God who created us all."

About Abraham's Table

Pray At Abraham's Table is a new media initiative of Angel's Studio in Chicago. Angel's Studio is a communications agency devoted to building bridges of cooperation between different faith groups using the digital and expressive arts. As a communications ministry of the international Roman Catholic Order -- the Society of The Divine Word, this community serves people of faith, or without faith, around the world, in the belief that there is a place for All God's Children at the table of life. Dialogue and cooperation with other faith traditions is a priority of this community.

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