Community Gathering At Verona Islamic Center Saturday


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Rev. Lynn Rubier-Capron, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Verona, has let us know that there will be a community gathering at the Verona Islamic Center on Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. to stand with that congregation in the wake of the murder of 49 Muslims at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday. Another 48 people, including children, were injured in the attacks. An Australian man who had posted a manifesto to a white nationalist website has been charged with murder.

“We ask that everyone wear symbols of their faith,” Rev. Rubier-Capron said, “so that we can collectively say, no matter my religion, I am here to see the beauty that is here today in each other.”

The Verona Islamic Center is located at 56 Grove Avenue, at the corner of Personette Avenue.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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