(photos) Sen. Hwang: Interfaith Vigil Emphasizes “Tolerance, Respect and Love.”

December 23, 2015

Sen. Tony Hwang (center) joined religious, legislative and civic leaders from across Connecticut in participating in a Dec. 22 interfaith vigil in support of religious diversity and tolerance at the Margaret Morton Government Center in Bridgeport.

Sen. Tony Hwang on Dec. 22 joined with religious, legislative and civic leaders from across Connecticut in participating in an interfaith vigil in support of religious diversity and tolerance at the Margaret Morton Government Center in Bridgeport.

The vigil was organized by the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport and (CONECT) Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut.
Despite heavy rain, the supportive and diverse crowd interacted amidst prayers, gospel and music to affirm their support for racial and religious diversity.


en. Tony Hwang (right) listens while Rev. Sara D. Smith, United Congregational Church, Bridgeport speaks during a Dec. 22 interfaith vigil in Bridgeport. The event, which was attended by religious and civic leaders from across Connecticut, emphasized tolerance, respect and love.

“The prayer vigil emphasized tolerance, respect and love,” Sen. Hwang said. “It was an uplifting, inspiring event which celebrated our diversity while bringing together people of a variety of religious faiths. I thank the faith leaders who spoke so eloquently and especially the participants who endured difficult weather conditions to show their resolve and support of all. We need to take the spirit of solidarity from this vigil and share it during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.”

Sen. Hwang represents Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport. On the web: www.senatorhwang.com .