Interfaith Vigil

They came wearing every color and costume. They prayed in a number of languages and a dozen faiths. Then, members of the diverse group—from Buddhists to Sikhs to Muslims to Christians and more—walked silently to the intersection of King Street and Market Street in the heart of historic Leesburg and held a 20-minute candlelight vigil as rush-hour traffic passed by in the dark, damp night.

The event, organized by Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES and called “Witnessing Our Faith in One Another,” was intended “to raise a voice of love and neighborly regard, that counters the faith prejudice and racial prejudice of anti-Muslim rhetoric.” It was one of a number of events in Loudoun pushing back against an anti-Muslim sentiment in the country.

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