Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Belgian Catholic church to broadcast Islamic call to prayer during ‘concert of peace’
This Sunday a large cathedral in the Belgian city of Mechelen will broadcast the Islamic call to prayer, newspaper HLN reports.
The call to prayer, normally only heard in mosques, will be part of a large WW1 remembrance concert, the newspaper writes.
5 Belgian choirs with 180 singers will take part in the ceremony. "The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace" of British composer Karl Jenkins will be played. The concert's announced also as a visual spectacle as there will be footage that was specially selected for the performance.
The Islamic call to prayer's part of the concert in the cathedral. "With this remembrance concert we want to make a universal call for peace, justice and humanity for everybody," the organiser says.
Apart from the Islamic call to prayer, the Jewish Kaddisj will also be played in the Catholic church. All tickets for the concert have already been sold out.
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