Editor’s note: Members of the Wilton Clergy are working to put together an online interfaith prayer service that will be open to the public, and notification will be announced when details have been set.
To the Editor:
Along with the rest of the world, we watched the horrors of violence unfold last Wednesday at our nation’s Capitol building in Washington, DC. We were angered by the symbols of hate displayed promoting Anti-Semitism, Racism and White Supremacy. We also honor our country’s sacred tradition of separating church and state, not putting any one religion over another.
The actions we witnessed are not consistent with any of our faith traditions. Rather, we believe that love for our fellow human beings, compassion for those who suffer, and the promotion of peace are common foundations that bind our faith communities together.
While we support every person’s right to protest, we do not support violence. We pray for the families of those who died and pray for the peaceful transfer of power during the coming week. We will not be deterred by fear. We believe that love is stronger than hate and that we are stronger together than we are apart.
Rev. Shannon White, Pastor, Wilton Presbyterian Church
Father Reginald Norman, Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima Church
Cantor Harriet Dunkerley, Temple B’nai Chaim
Rev. Caroline Smith, Wilton Baptist Church
Rev. Dr. Anne Coffman, Wilton Congregational Church
Dr. Golnar Raissi, Muslim Community Group
Rev. Marissa Rohrbach, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Wilton