Media Alert: Interfaith Outdoor Candlelight Vigil, Begins with Panel

Community Candlelight Evening Starts With a Panel Discussion of Local Faith Leaders Explaining and Answering Questions About Their Religions' Beliefs, Followed With a an Outdoor Celebration of Tolerance and Unity

Press Release ( - CRESSKILL, N.J. - May 31, 2017 - WHO:

Host: Cresskill Congregational Church, United Church of Christ


1.       Rabbi David-Seth-Kirshner (Temple Emmanuel, Closter)

2.       Iman Shaykh Moutaz Charaf (The El-Zahra Islamic Center, Midland Park)

3.       Bhai Surjeet Singh Ji  (Glen Rock Gurudwara)

4.       Reverend Dr. David C. Bocock (Cresskill Congregational Church, United Church of Christ)

1) Panel of religious leaders from the Sikh, Muslim , Jewish, and Christian
   communities explain (briefly) the major tenets of their faith and clear
   up misconceptions.  Then Q&A (about 1 hour total)

2) Candlelight vigil for religious tolerance

   (about 15-30 minutes attendees light candles, each leader says a short prayer,      group sings “If I Had a Hammer”, end)

Cresskill UCC Church, 85 Union Avenue, Cresskill, NJ  (about 20 minutes from GWB)
(Faith leaders are from Cresskill, Glen Rock, Midland Park and Closter, NJ)

Tuesday, June 6th, 7pm to approximately 8:30pm


Photos/video of Bergen County religious leaders explaining their faith’s tenets, misconceptions, and answering audience questions

Interview opportunities

Photos/video of Bergen County community adult and children attendees at colorful, beautiful outdoor candlelight ceremony

Hope to see you there! Onsite contact: Carole Lotito, (201) 294-7309 (tel:(201)%20294-7309)

Press release (for more information) (

Source : Cresskill Congregational Church, UCC

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