In an effort to combat the effects of domestic violence in Alaska, the Archdiocese of Anchorage is teaming with several other faith communities around Anchorage for a joint prayer service on Oct. 23 at St. Anthony Church (825 South Klevin Street).
The aim is to “spread messages of hope, safety and health in relationships” for victims and survivors of domestic violence.
The gathering, which begins at 7 p.m., will conclude with a moment of silence recognizing those who have been impacted by domestic violence. Sky lanterns will be released during this time. According to organizers, the aim of the lanterns in to provide “symbols of compassion, support and hope.”