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Faith Leaders Join Islamic Society In Show Of Solidarity

Letter received by Islamic Society of Vermont
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Letter received by Islamic Society of Vermont

More than 200 faith leaders, clergy, and congregants from across Vermont gathered at the Islamic Society of Vermont on Friday to stand in solidarity after the group received a letter expressing intolerance for Islam.
Members of Vermont Interfaith Action  joined the Islamic Society of Vermont for Friday Muslim prayers after reports that the group had received hate mail.  Interfaith Action says their  expression of solidarity is part of their resolve to resist hatred in all forms.  

Reverend Earl Kooperkamp of Barre’s Good Shepherd Episcopal Church said the Interfaith Council “…will not be silent in the face of ….hate filled speech or actions directed against the people of Vermont.”