Candlelight Vigil for Victims of the Sri Lanka Bombings
On April 28th, 2019 From 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM
LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING AS A COUNTER-MEASURE TO HATRED AND EXTREMISM
An Interfaith Dialog and a Candlelight Vigil will be the focus of a community gathering to be held on Sunday April 28 in East Brunswick. The event is organized by the Samadhi Foundation - a Sri Lankan Buddhist organization, and the Unitarian Society of East Brunswick.
More than 250 innocent people were killed and over 600 were wounded in a series of coordinated bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. All available information so far points to hatred and extremism as the root cause of these atrocities.
The goal of the event is to reaffirm our community’s commitment to love, peace, and understanding as a counter-measure to hatred and extremism.
The community gathering will include a spiritual component conducted by area religious leaders representing multiple faiths. It will also include remarks by several community leaders and elected representatives including Brad Cohen, the mayor of East Brunswick.
At sunset participants will gather at the parking lot and light candles to represent the community’s vigilance of any type of hateful activities, and to show its support for the victims of the Sri Lanka bombings.
Day: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Location: 176 Tices Lane, East Brunswick NJ 08840 (Unitarian Society premises)
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm (sundown approximately 7:45 pm)
Speakers: Area religious leaders and elected representatives
Candle lighting: Gather at the parking lot at 7:30 pm. Candles will be provided.
Web: www.samadhinj.org, www.unitariansociety.org
Dr. Nalin Siriwardhana, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reverend Karen G. Johnston, Email: email@example.com