by Nancy O’Byrne, Pax Christi Florida Coordinator
The Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine hosted the Second Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Service in Jacksonville, on Sunday, January 15th. Participating this year were Rev. David Holladay of the Riverside Baptist Church; Rev. James Boddie of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church; Rev. D. L. Sconiers, Chaplain of Edward Waters College; Imam Joe Bradford of the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida; and Rabbi Joshua Lief of the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville. Catholic Bishop Felipe Estevez gave the keynote address and music was led by the Edward Waters College Concert Choir. The prayer service was open to all faiths and was attended by over 300 people. It was sponsored by the Diocesan Black Catholic Commission, the Justice and Peace Commission, and Pax Christi Northeast Florida.