Vigil for Sandyhook School held Dec 20

Sandyhook vigil speakers

Some of the speakers: Rev Natalie Chamberlain, Interfaith Alliance of Central California and United Christian Church; Ghassane Habib, Islamic Cultural Center; Rev Dr Chris Breedlove, College Community Congregational Church; Beverly Fitzpatrick, Peace Fresno; Jean Hays, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; Rabbi Rick Winer, Temple Beth Israel

On Thursday, December 20, 2012 the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno hosted a candlelight prayer vigil for the victims of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.  A number of faith, peace, and community groups collaborated to organize the event.  Dr. Su Kapoor was a chief organizer.

Sandyhook vigil candle

The gold candle represented hope. Participants each lit their candle from the candle of hope and then carried it into the world.


Sandyhook vigil outside

Dr. Su Kapoor & Babs Eskin, Unitarian Universalist Church and IACC. Once outside, everyone was asked to pray in a way befitting their tradition.

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