Interfaith vigil in Dearborn remembers Orlando, Charleston victims

Members of multiple religious faiths came together in unity Monday.

- At the Islamic Center of America opened its doors to all faiths Monday to mourn, pray and remember

The interfaith service for the 49 people killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando held at the center for people from all faiths honoring and those nine people killed at the A.M.E Church in Charleston one year ago.

The Interfaith Leadership Council of Southeastern Michigan sponsored the memorial service standing in solidarity.

"We all stand in condemning these types of acts irrespective of what is our theological background," said Imam Ibrahim Kazeroomi.

"We really need to come together," said Robert Brutell, Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit. "And lament together, pray together and join together to protect human life which is so fragile."

"The thing we need to do is pray together and reaffirm our sense of community and protection for each other," said Michael Hovey, Archdiocese of Detroit.

Protect, respect, educate. The Islamic Center of America also hoping to help people better understand the Muslim faith sometimes so misunderstood.

"We would be more than happy to entertain people who come and have questions and want to find out about Islam or anything else," said Kazeroomi.

An invitation and a show of unity.

"It's really important that we just insist to the world that we're not going to be divided no matter what happens," Brutell said.
 


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