Oct. 12 & 19: Mourning into Unity candlelight vigils for COVID deaths

Monday, October 12 & 19, 2020, 6:00pm
Bedford Presbyterian Church, 4 Church Rd, Bedford, NH 03110
This event will be held both outdoors & in-person and on Zoom.

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Download the press release with details and quotes for this event (DOCX).

Media coverage from the October 12 vigil included:

Faith leaders: click here to endorse a Month of Mourning and/or commit to engaging your congregation.

YouTube video of the October 19 vigil:

YouTube video of the October 12 vigil:

“Mourn with those who mourn” (Romans 12:15).

Mourning Into Unity is a response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the unvoiced grief so many of us feel. The pandemic has laid bare cruel fissures in our society. So much loss is being endured: loss of life, loss of jobs, loss of health insurance, loss of safe schools.Would you be able to register and come and maybe lead a prayer during the rally?

When we grieve as one, we reject efforts to use the ravages of this disease and its cruel and disproportionate impacts on the most vulnerable to divide us.

Churches, synagogues, and mosques across the country will be hosting two candlelight vigils outside their houses of worship (HOW) on two successive Mondays: October 12th and 19th.

These vigils will bring us together as a nation to mourn our devastating losses and declare our unity as Americans and people of faith. When we see our shared humanity, we strengthen our commitment to each other and our democracy.

Read more at the official Mourning Into Unity website.