Triangle Community Center is hosting an interfaith vigil honoring those lost in the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando Florida this past Sunday. The vigil brings together local elected officials including Mayor Harry Rilling of Norwalk and Senator Bob Duff, faith leaders from the Unitarian Universalist Society, the Sikh faith, the secular movement, Christian traditions, the Muslim community, and local Jewish congregations. The vigil will feature readings of the names of those who were killed at Pulse Nightclub, remarks from local officials and leaders in the LGBTQ community, musical selections by local organizations, and for Muslims in attendance, a breaking of the day’s Ramadan fast.
The event will feature prayer services led by local faith leaders, including the Reverends Kate Heichler, Daniel Schlorff, and Frances Sink, Azra Asaduddin, Inni Kaur Dhingra, and others. Each of these people represent different faiths and schools of thought. They came together organize Thursday’s vigil wishing to show religious and spiritual unity in support of the LGBTQ community and honoring the lives lost. Representing the local LGBTQ community is Anthony Crisci, Executive Director of Triangle Community Center, Fairfield County’s LGBTQ community center. The vigil will also focus on the experience of LGBTQ people of color with voices from the Latino community.
Other features include a reading of names of the 49 individuals killed in Orlando, and musical offerings provided by the New World Chorus and the Sacred Heart University Brass Ensemble.
Partner organizations assisting with organizing Thursday’s vigil include the Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut, Temple Sinai, Christ the Healer in Stamford, the Unitarian Universalist Church in Westport, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Stamford, First Church UCC in Fairfield, Wilton Presbyterian Church, St. Paul’s on the Green, the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, Al Madany Islamic Center of Norwalk, Temple Beth El, and Norwalk Gurudwara, the City of Norwalk, the City of Stamford, the Office of Congressman James A. Himes, Senator Bob Duff, the Fairfield-Westchester Coalition of Welcoming Congregations, and Triangle Community Center.
More details to follow. Speakers and event features are subject to change.
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