Diocese of Alabama Joins Others at Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for Ukraine

Episcopal Diocese of Alabama
Posted Mar 7, 2022

The Rt. Rev. Glenda Curry (far right) joined other faith leaders in Birmingham for an ecumenical prayer vigil on Ash Wednesday.

Episcopalians and those from other denominations and faith communities gathered at Kelly Ingram Park on Ash Wednesday, to pray for peace and an end to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The Rt. Rev. Glenda Curry, Bishop of Alabama and clergy from Temple Beth-El, the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham, Canterbury United Methodist Church, Sixteenth St. Baptist Church, Independent Presbyterian, and the Hoover Crescent Islamic Center led more than 100 people in prayer and song during the vigil.

With historic Sixteenth Street Baptist church in the background, those in attendance held candles and sunflowers in a show of support for Ukraine.