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U.S. Attorney Keynote Speaker At National Day Of Prayer Luncheon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2013

U.S. Attorney Alicia A.G. Limtiaco, Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, was invited by the Guam Interfaith Committee to be the keynote speaker at the annual National Day of Prayer Luncheon held on May 16, 2012 at the Aurora Hotel. 

The Guam Interfaith Committee is composed of representatives of seven faith traditions currently present on Guam.  These faiths are:  Hindu, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Muslim, Baha’i plus Chamorro Spiritual Tradition.  The members came together immediately after 9/11 to counter any hate acts by misguided individuals.  The Guam Interfaith Committee members work closely with one another to promote mutual understanding, respect, tolerance, and compassion between their faiths.  The Committee sponsors an annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service which began since 9/11 with over 200 in attendance and has conducted the service every year since 9/11.  They also commenced the National Day of Prayer Luncheon six years ago which is now an annual event.

United States Attorney Limtiaco spoke about the Diverse Communities Outreach group she started in early March 2011.  This group consists of faith-based community leaders and consuls general.  The purpose of the meetings is to provide a forum to discuss crime prevention, civil rights and immigration issues, and to strengthen the relationship between law enforcement and our community.

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