Vigil for Victims of Recent Mass Shootings in the USA

A Vigil Against Hate: A Remembrance of Oak Creek, Gilroy, El Paso & Dayton took place at 7 p.m., Monday August 5, 2019 at Walker Square Park in Milwaukee. Several members of our sangha participated. Many interfaith clergy gave voice to the grief and anger that we all feel and invoked a wish for peace. Especially moving was the presence of a large contingent from the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, where six people were killed by a white supremacist exactly on that day seven years ago. The last sentence of their prayer, which Pardeep translated, says: “In God’s name, we shall be relentlessly optimistic because we want peace and prosperity for all people.” Their credo All are One includes the murderer.

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