Public Invited to Prayer Walk for Schools
Brumley, Jeff, The Florida Times Union
Byline: Jeff Brumley
Transform Jacksonville and Northeast Florida is organizing a prayer walk for the region's schools for Sunday, Aug. 21.
Last year, prayer walkers appeared at 170 schools in Northeast Florida, the ministry said in a Facebook posting about the event.
"Hundreds of Christians gave an hour of their time to cover their local schools and children in prayer," the group said.
Participants in this year's event are asked to be at elementary schools at 2 p.m., middle schools at 3 p.m., and high schools at 4 p.m. They also are asked to notify the organization by Aug. 15 about which school or schools they plan to visit. Contact Mandy Hidalgo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.transformneflorida.com for more information about the organization.
Maitreya Kadampa Buddhist Center in Atlantic Beach will host "Purify Negative Karma - Detox Your Mind" at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The session, which is free and open to the public, teaches participants how to purify "past negativities" in a practice taught by the Buddha, organizers said.
The practice includes explanation, meditation, chanted prayers and optional prostrations. Participants are invited to bring a small offering, such as a flower, fruit or candles.
The center is at 85 Sailfish Drive. Visit www.meditationinjacksonville.org or call (904) 222-8531 for more information.
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Publication information: Article title: Public Invited to Prayer Walk for Schools. Contributors: Brumley, Jeff - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: August 5, 2011. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.