Interfaith vigil honors Orlando shooting victims

The community is invited to an interfaith vigil on Thursday honoring those killed in the shooting in Orlando. Presented by The Triangle Community Center, the vigil will unite the center with  its religious partners and local government officials on June 16, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue in Norwalk.
The vigil will “support the LGBTQ community, share thoughts and prayers for those who were killed, and support every community impacted by violence and hatred. The goal of this event is to foster love and support for every community in attendance,” a press release said.

Shannon White, pastor of Wilton Presbyterian Church, will be among those in attendance, and is inviting other members of the Wilton religious community to join her.

The church has been a supporter of The Triangle Center, which has long been a provider of programming and resources to nurture growth and connection within the LGBTQ community.

White said members of Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities throughout Fairfield County will join together.

“We will all join our voices together to say love is stronger than hate,” White said in an email to The Bulletin. “We will not stand for this kind of violence against the LGBTQ community.”

She added that it is important “we stand with Muslim friends during this time whom we know to be peaceful and loving in the event they may be facing backlash. We walk through this time of tragedy together.

For more information, email Conor Pfeifer at  or call 203-853-0600 ext. 101.