In response to the horrific gun violence that at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the Princeton Clergy Association is organizing an Interfaith Gathering of Remembrance, Unity and Hope that will be held from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. this Thursday, December 20 on the green in front of Nassau Inn at the rear of Palmer Square in downtown Princeton.
About a half dozen area clergy, including the Clergy Association’s officers, held a conference call Monday afternoon and decided to sponsor the gathering as an opportunity for area residents of all faith backgrounds to come together to express grief, experience unity, and affirm hope, grounded in faith and a commitment to take action to prevent such horrors in the future.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as they try to cope with their unimaginable losses. But let us do more than think and pray for them; let us take action so no other mother or father must be told that their child’s life was senselessly taken by gun violence,” said the Rev. Robert Moore, treasurer of the clergy association and executive director of the Coalition for Peace Action. “Let us remind our neighbors, friends, and families that gun violence in this nation is an epidemic and we must fight to end it so that all our children will have safe futures. We may not be able to take away the pain of those who experienced such a horrifying tragedy, but we are not helpless. We can join together to work to prevent others from suffering such pain in the future.”
The event is being co-sponsored by the Princeton University’s Office of Religious Life, the Fellowship In Prayer, Palmer Square and the Nassau Inn.
Further information about the gathering is available at the Coalition for Peace Action web site or by calling the CFPA office weekdays at (609) 924-5022.