This year’s upcoming Newton community prayer breakfast will help raise money for a local organization devoted to promoting religious and racial understanding among the city’s residents.
The breakfast will be held Wednesday, May 23, at 7 a.m. at Boston College’s McElroy Commons at the corner of College Road and Beacon Street in Chestnut Hill.
“It’s the one time each year when all of us break bread: city employees, elected officials, interfaith organizations, nonprofits, businesses, volunteers, and community activists,” Mayor Ruthanne Fuller said in a statement.
Fuller said the keynote speaker will be Dr. Amey Victoria Adkins-Jones, a Boston College assistant professor of theology and part of the African and African Diaspora Studies Program at the college, Fuller said.
Ticket sales for the 44th Annual Theodore D. Mann Newton Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast will benefit the Foundation for Racial, Ethnic and Religious Harmony, according to the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber, which assists the foundation in marketing the event’s tickets.
Tickets are available for purchase at www.nnchamber.com/prayerbreakfast.
“Over the past 30 years, the Harmony Foundation has provided grants to Newton community-focused organizations working to promote tolerance, respect and understanding among the diverse ethnic, religious, racial and language populations encompassed within the City of Newton,” the chamber said in a statement on its website.John Hilliard can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org