So far we know of three vigils in Concord, Durham and Plymouth. If you know of ones not listed here, please email us and we will list them.
Friday, March 22, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm
Islamic Society of Greater Concord, 181 N. Main St, Concord, NH
There will be prayers offered, a reading of victim names, and singing. This is a non-partisan event and signs such as “Love Your Neighbor” or “Hate Has No Home Here” are encouraged. Following the event, participants are welcome to attend the 1pm prayer service led by Imam Mustafa inside the mosque. Participants at the service will be asked to adhere to the Muslim religious practices of removing shoes and praying in groups by women and men. Women should bring scarves to cover their hair if possible. (Extra scarves will be available.) Those vigil participants not attending services are welcome to display supportive signs out in front of the mosque until the start of services.
If you cannot attend on Friday, please consider supporting our Muslim neighbors through letters to the editor or through letters of support sent directly to our local mosque.
Monday, March 18, 2019, 6:00-7:00pm
Thompson Hall, 105 Main St, Durham, NH
Please join us in a vigil for the innocent people who lost their lives in Christchurch New Zealand, hosted by the UNH Middle Eastern Cultural Association. See details on Facebook.
Monday, March 18, 2019, 6:30pm
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC), 4 Post Office Square, Plymouth, NH
Download this flyer to share (PDF).
Vigil for New Zealand Today: A Peace Vigil in Solidarity with Our Muslim Siblings in Christchurch, New Zealand. Join us in a candlelight vigil that both affirms the humanity of those who were killed and wounded in a hate crime that left 50 dead while they were at prayer. As a community that values peace and the rejection of racism, religious bigotry, ethnic hatred, and violence we stand in solidarity with those who were victimized by a white supremacist with an ideology of intolerance. People from many different churches will be participating, including the Rev. Teresa Gocha from Church of the Messiah in North Woodstock.
“What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your god?” Micah 6:8