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Prayer Vigil for Las Vegas: How Can We Respond to Violence with Love?

Come gather with people from different faiths to honor and be in solidarity with the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. We will pray, sing, support each other, and find tangible ways to respond with love.
Parking available at the church and on surrounding streets. Carpooling encouraged. 
 
Whether or not you can attend, you can still respond to violence with love.  For more information on Love Lives in Marin, click HERE.

Interfaith Peace Prayer Vigil for Las Vegas

Tuesday, October 3rd from 5:30 to 7:00 pm the Interfaith Community and people of good will are gathering in the northeast corner of Todos Santos Plaza in the heart of Concord, CA (Grant St. and Salvio St.). There is free parking on Salvio St. between Grant St. & Colfax St.

We will gather in prayer and to deepen our resolve to ending gun violence in the United States. Please bring candles in cups or electronics lights to share your prayers visually, and signs supportive of the friends and families of the victims of this act of domestic terrorism. Let us unite as Americans to end gun violence and the rash of mass shootings.

The whole community is invited. Faith Leaders will speak and share prayers. Elected officials and other Community leaders will be on hand to share as well.

Sponsored by the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, the Interfaith Peace Project in Antioch, the Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center, the Rainbow Community Center and Concord Vice-Mayor Edi Birsan.

Prayers for the people of Las Vegas

Interfaith Peace Vigil for Las Vegas
October 3 @ 5:30 pm7:00 pm, Concord

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Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the Interfaith Center at the Presidio joins with people across the nation in grieving the victims, offering our prayers, and rededicating ourselves to the task of building relationships of respect and peace among the fractured communities of our nation.

As a  Cooperating Circle of the United Religions Initiative, we share the vision expressed by URI Executive Director Rev. Victor Kazanjian, Jr.:

If we do not allow ourselves to feel this sadness, to really grieve, then our fears and pain turn instead to grievance. Who is to blame? How can I get my revenge? The world seems locked in an endless cycle of grievance. Grievance is the fuel of terrorists. One act of violence fuels another act of violence and the cycle continues, day after day, generation after generation.

But we who work for peace are dedicated to breaking this cycle. First we weep, for those whose lives are lost. We weep for their families and friends and communities who grieve. We weep and then we work. Our sadness leads not to paralysis, but to a deeper commitment to work for peace in our communities, in our countries and in our world.

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