St. Matthew Christian Church hosted a Monday night vigil in honor of the victims of the Newtown Connecticut massacre. Through prayers, songs and speeches, a few dozen Sacramento community members comforted each other and considered ways to curb violence.
At the end of the vigil, participants had the opportunity to write messages of support on index cards which will be mailed to Newtown.
The vigil’s organizer, Lawson Stuart, pointed out that Sacramento has lost almost as many people to gun violence in 2012 as were killed in the Newtown massacre.
People in attendance presented various solutions to the violence. A pastor stressed the importance of turning to God. An assemblyman talked about changing laws.
As Stuart pointed out, the one thing everyone can agree on is the importance of cohesiveness in the community.