Members of different religions hold peace rally

Jews, Christians, Moslems, Druze, Buddhists, Indians and leaders of the Unification Church Wednesday attended a peace rally in Jerusalem.

Police estimated the crowd at more than 1,000.

The rally was held in Jerusalem's Independence Park, a short walk from some of the bloodiest terrorist attacks in the intifada.

A rabbi blew a traditional ram's horn, a Christian clergywoman rang a bell and a Moslem cleric called for prayer. An Indian chief added his payer.

Singing spirituals, holding hands and raising them, participants called: "Tear down the walls of violence so that we have freedom."

The organizers, members of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's church, argued politics alone cannot resolve serious disputes and one needs love and reconciliation.

In the Middle East "after everything else has been tried ... we've got to try God," Archbishop George Augustus Stallings Jr., chairman of the American Clergy Leadership Conference, said in an interview.

Orthodox-Jewish youngsters of Yad La'ahim, which fights missionaries, distributed leaflets criticizing the Moonies as "a deceptive and dangerous cult." Police kept them away.