STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY – (WBRE/WYOU) The U.S. knows all to well what it’s like to experience a mass shooting.
It’s why people of all faiths gathered this evening in Stroudsburg to stand in solidarity with the victims of the March 15th mosque shooting in New Zealand.
A club at Stroudsburg High School called “The Acceptance Project“ held the vigil at Courthouse Square.
Participants lighted candles and recited prayers at the somber event.
The vigil theme? Setting aside differences and standing up against hate.
“We are standing together against all acts of violence against minorities wherever they are, against all people of all faiths. Everybody should be entitled to pray as they wish,“ said Rabbi Baruch Melman of Temple Israel of the Poconos.
Rabbi Melman also says religion shouldn’t divide us but instead be a force of unity.