March 30 2016
Burlington Interfaith Clergy Council's Statement on Vandalism at St. Margaret's
The following is a statement from the Burlington Interfaith Clergy Council in Support For St. Margaret's Catholic Church
We, the religious leaders of Burlington, deplore the shameful acts of vandalism committed against our friends at St. Margaret's Catholic Church during their holiest season of the year.
We stand together against hate and destruction, particularly when it is directed at any of our community’s religious institutions. This incident reinforces our resolve to unite in fortifying the values we hold dear. Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters of the St. Margaret's community. We stand in solidarity with them and wish them healing from this terrible incident.
Rabbi Susan Abramson, Temple Shalom Emeth
Father John Capuci, St. Malachy's Catholic Church
Jay Dixit, Hindu Priest
Munir Gandevia, President, Islamic Center of Burlington
Rev. John Gibbons, The First Parish, Bedford, MA
Chaplain William Houghton, Lahey Clinic
Bishop Jared Koyle, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints
Rev. Megan Lynes, The First Parish, Bedford, MA
Pastor Rick Picariello, Mt. Hope Christian Center
Christine Shruhan, Executive Director Burlington Youth and Family Services
Rev. Angela Wells, United Church of Christ Congregational