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At Spiritual Sounds, interfaith harmony will fill the air and the soul

Can’t we all just get along?

East Village faith leaders will show the way — through song and words — when the Spiritual Sounds concert returns on Sun., Jan. 26. 

The 11th annual version of this unique local and free event, it will be an evening of recitation and music from all traditions.

The evening’s participants will include priests, imams, ministers, reverends, rabbis, monks and faith leaders, along with their congregations, cantors, reciters, choirs and/or musicians. No tickets are required for the event, which is open to all. 

Eleven years ago, this group of local faith leaders — all serving within a few blocks of each other — first gathered to stand up together against hate, intolerance and prejudice in religion’s name.

Growing naturally to know one another personally and enjoy each others’ company, building trust, offering help and support to each other, they have become a shining example of New York City’s community of diversity, celebrating the community’s depth and rejoicing in its many rich traditions.

Participants will include The Catholic Worker, Medina Masjid Mosque, The Second Avenue Church, The Bhakti Center, The Light of Guidance Sufi Center, Town and Village Synagogue, Sixth Street Community Synagogue, Middle Collegiate Church, Most Holy Redeemer-Nativity Church, The Nechung Foundation and She-De Kunkyabling, Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Virgin Protection, St. Mary’s American Orthodox Church, St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery and Shul of New York.

Spiritual Sounds will be presented on Sun., Jan. 26, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 pm, at Most Holy Redeemer-Nativity Church, at 173 E. Third St.

To see a 2010 documentary video on the origins of Spiritual Sounds, click here

For more information, visit the Most Holy Redeemer-Nativity Parish home page at mhr173.org  or e-mail MHRN173@outlook.com .

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