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Interfaith Leaders Host Candlelight Vigil for Newtown Victims in Birmingham

The vigil begins at 7 p.m. Thursday and is hosted by the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit.

Those in the Birmingham community looking to remember the victims of last week's shooting in Newtown, CT can join an interfaith vigil at Groves High School Thursday night.

The Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit as well as representatives from several religious denominiations will lead an interfaith service and candlelight vigil at Groves in memory of the 26 killed in Newtown last Friday.

In all, 20 children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School after a gunman opened fire Friday morning. Six adults, including the gunman's mother and the school principal, also died.

According to a press release from the Interfaith Council, the vigil gives residents from Birmingham and Metro Detroit the chance to "gather together, pray and show their support for the victims of the mass shootings in Newtown, CT and their families."

This isn't the first vigil for Newtown victims in Metro Detroit. Sunday, a group gathered at the BASF Waterfront Park in Wyandotte while another vigil was scheduled in Hartland on Wednesday.

The vigil at Groves begins at 7 p.m. in the Little Theater. The Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit is a faith-based civic organization founded in the wake of 9/11. The group, made up of religious and lay leaders of many faiths, work promote interfaith education and understanding.

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