We stand in solidarity with any neighbor who is singled out in hatred. We will act to support and love our neighbors. We pledge to speak out against any hatred or mistreatment that our sisters and brothers suffer. We ask our local elected and appointed officials to be vigilant and act immediately to oppose acts of hatred against any in our community. All our neighbors must be protected against acts of violence, regardless of their faith, age, gender, race, orientation and ethnicity. Let It Be!
It was a very powerful and humbling experience that I took back home that night. It left me to reflect on what will I pledge in my own community of Newtown and what will we pledge, as a faith community, Trinity Episcopal Church. In light of the recent hate crime in our town we must pledge to stand with all our brothers and sisters and we must pledge love, for love casts out fear. 1 John 4:18.