Gail Katz
      World Sabbath 2022, a worship celebration on behalf of a just and peaceful community, will be presented at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 27 via Zoom. A free program of the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit, World Sabbath’s mission is to teach the region’s diverse residents that everyone-- regardless of their faith tradition--shares the calling to build a better community..
           “World Sabbath 2020 will offer an experience that radiates peace and hope to inspire all people,” said Rick Joseph, World Sabbath chairperson. “World Sabbath celebrates and emphasizes the roles that children and young people have in our religious traditions. We are committed to uplifting the transformational power that is inherent in the religious experience and manifest it through robust, joyful worship.”
           Since its start in 2000, World Sabbath has traditionally been held in a local house of worship but will be a virtual celebration presented via Zoom, hosted by the Baha’i Community of Metro Detroit this year. Prayers, music and dance of the Baha’i, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, and Sikh traditions will be featured.
           Interfaith leader Gail Katz (pictured above) will be honored with this year’s World Sabbath Peacemaker Award. The program will include an interactive interfaith panel featuring Azar Alizadeh and Paula Drewek (Baha’i), Gail Katz (Judaism), Raman Singh (Sikh), Imam Arif Huskic (Islam), Narayanaswamy Sankagri (Hindu), and Rev. Dr. Charles Packer, Rev. John McKenzie and Dr. Jacqueline Nelson (Christianity), moderated by Joseph. Register online for World Sabbath 2022 at or attend through Facebook at