Last Spring, Old South Church was gifted with 1,000 paper cranes. Each crane is a prayer for peace lifted up for us by a community desperate for peace. The cranes were first folded to mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks (Saron United Church of Christ, Sheboygan Falls, WI). After a school shooting in Chardon, OH the cranes were sent to Pilgrim Christian Church, Chardon. Pilgrim Church then sent them to Newtown Congregational Church in Newtown, CT. Old South Church’s ministers and members were humbled to receive such a precious gift of sympathy. We display these cranes in a defiant plea for an end to violence.