Common Prayer, Interfaith, will be held

SLEMAN – Government of Sleman regency, Yogyakarta, will hold a joint prayer across religious and humanitarian fund-raising for victims of the eruption of Mount Merapi.

“Interfaith prayer and fund raising is planned be held on Thursday, November 18, at 19.30 pm on Jogja Kembali Monument (Monjali),” said Head of Culture and Tourism Budiharjo Untoro Sleman, Sleman, Tuesday (16/11 / 2010).

According to him, the unfortunate eruption of Mount Merapi is a humanitarian disaster that require attention and support from all parties to overcome them.

“Until now the incident has invited sympathy and attention from the various elements of society, including culture and tourism community that sporadically has conducted humanitarian activities,” he said.

In addition, refugees numbering in the hundreds of thousands of people are spiritually also require assistance.

“For this reason, the activities of the prayer is expected to help foster the spirit of the refugees post-disaster re-eruption of Mount Merapi,” he said.

Untoro said these activities will involve cultural communities such as sekar sedah, bergada soldier, Cultural Council, Pepadi and tourism community, such as HPI, ASITA, PHRI, Java Promo, Cultural Council, and other elements.

“They will also be invited to attend a regional heads DIY and agencies in Sleman district, universities, amounting to around 500 people,” he said.

In addition to fund-raising event of the participants also will be filled with macapat by Sekar Manunggal Sembada Sleman, reflection and prayer.

“With activity expected to be collected funds for the victims of Merapi with more coordinated,” he said.

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