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Local faith community comes together in solidarity after Pittsburgh synagogue attack

Local faith community comes together in solidarity after Pittsburgh synagogue attack

In a night of singing, prayer and solidarity across faiths, local religious leaders spoke to the need to embrace peoples’ shared humanity and community to rise above bigotry and the tragedy it caused as the Williamsburg-area faith community mourned the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting Monday.

Eleven people were killed in a shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh during worship services Saturday morning. The gunman expressed anti-Semitic sentiments during the shooting and after his arrest by police. Six people were injured, including four police officers, the Associated Press reported.

“We gather together to mourn the 11 souls who died on Saturday morning...

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