Multi-Faith Service for Sandy Hook Held at UNR

RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada, Reno's Interfaith Students Club organized a multi-faith memorial service Tuesday in honor of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

"Well I find it very sad that I am here today," Pastor Vince Fallon of Lady of Wisdom Catholic church said. " But there's national mourning. I think it's important all the churches and faith communities lend our support, and our thoughts, and our prayers to all the families."

The service held at the University's Student Union gathered leaders of all different faiths together. Prayers and thoughts were offered up by leaders of Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, and Baha'i faiths.

"Faith is always consoling," Rajan Zed, President of the Universal Society of Hinduism said. "It's like a shoulder to lean on.

Though no one in the room knew any of the 26 victims, or lost a child of their own on that fateful day, some do know what it's like to be separated from their children.

"I have a 5-year-old son and I've seen him once in the last 3 years," Brooks Soliz of Reno said. "When they were saying it could be your kid's school next, it kind of tore me up."

Organizers of the service said they wanted to send a message of unity.


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