Interfaith Service Lights the Soul

A community-wide Interfaith service took place at 6 pm on Wednesday, April 27 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, 38 Cathedral Place on the downtown plaza.

The service paid tribute to the ‘Golden Rule’, a core teaching shared by local faith groups. It celebrated St. Augustine as a diverse, loving and inclusive community, creating a unified response to a local billboard that unfairly labels Islam.

The one hour program featured uplifting music, prayer and commentary led by local clergy and parishioners ranging in age from teen to senior. All were welcomed to attend and the response was amazing.

A Community’s Clear Answer to “That Billboard”

The high profile billboard across from the Publix on the island of Anastasia reads “Islam Bloody Islam. Doomed by its doctrine.” This billboard has brought negative international attention to St Augustine, FL, a city with a wonderful reputation of hospitality and tolerance . Members in our community decided on Sunday to have their moment of “freedom of speech” concerning that billboard, and First Coast.TV was there to witness it.