PITTSBURGH, PA (August 17, 2017) Mayor William Peduto is welcoming all to a "Prayer for Pittsburgh, Prayer for Peace" event at noon Friday, in front of the City-County Building.
The event, featuring remarks from several religious and community leaders, will be on Grant Street between Forbes and Fifth Avenues, which is currently closed due to repairs to the cornice of the Frick Building.
The family-friendly event will also feature food and music.
"It's time for the community to come together and pray for Pittsburgh and pray for peace. It's an opportunity for people of all backgrounds to come together and to share, like we do in Pittsburgh," Mayor Peduto said.
The event was proposed by the Mayor's Chief Urban Affairs Officer Valerie McDonald Roberts.
"We're going to have a peaceful time where Pittsburghers can come together in an ecumenical fashion and a Pittsburgh-based fashion – to come together, to talk to one another, and to understand more about Pittsburgh and its peace and tranquility," she said. "Peace is not just the absence of chaos. It's creating tranquility within yourselves in the midst of chaos."