Newton Mayor’s Community Prayer Breakfast set for May 23

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.

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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 john.hilliard@globe.com