As the Wilton Clergy Association cast about last year for a topic to present during its annual lecture series, the group thought about continuing the “religion” thread — previous presentations focused on Buddhism and Islam – with a look at Hinduism. Then the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School took place and the group changed direction.
“Mary Grace Williams, Rabbi Leah Cohen and I met in the library and thought out what we could do and how we could do it,” said Steve Hudspeth, who is on the program committee with the Rev. Williams, Rabbi Cohen and Karen Danvers, program manager at the library. What they came up with was an outgrowth of Wilton’s vigil for Newtown, he said.