Wicked Local Billerica: Bedford, area residents gather at Burlington mosque

A week after deadly attacks on Muslim worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand, those who came together under the covered entrance to the Islamic Center of Burlington on March 22 were there for an interfaith service and vigil, to show support, caring and solidarity.

Newly-elected Selectman Emily Mitchell, of Bedford, stood with Rev. Chris Wendell, pastor of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. They held a poster board signed by church and community members, expressing fellowship and welcome.

“We felt we needed to express support with the whole community,” Mitchell said.

Wendell said, “We wanted to reach out to all our community members, especially after the New Zealand attacks.”

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