Westborough – Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., will be hosting an “Interfaith Vigil in Solidarity with the Community of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, S.C.” on Sunday, June 21, from 4- 5 p.m. Faith leaders from the Interfaith communities of Westborough and Northborough will be leading the vigil which will have prayer, music and reflection in memory of the nine victims of the mass shooting at the Charleston church.
Congregation B’nai Shalom released this statement in announcing the June 21 event:
“We mourn deeply as we take in the news of the mass shooting at “Mother Emmanuel” African
“Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, SC while peaceful people of faith were engaged in Bible study together.
“Whether it’s Sikhs in a gurdwara, Muslims in a mosque beginning the season of Ramadan, Jews in a synagogue, or Christians meeting for weekly prayer and Bible study, we denounce the violence, and stand with the families and communities impacted.
“As communities of faith we must lead the way in bringing people from different backgrounds together to learn from and with each other. These strong bonds make us resilient in the face of hatred and violence. Together, we can make a difference.
“Our hearts go out to the people of “Mother Emmanuel” Church and the communities of Charleston, SC. Please join us for this vigil of prayer, music, and reflection.”