To the Editor

Next Thursday, May 3rd, we will hold our Second Annual Interfaith Candle Light Vigil on Domestic Violence on the Huntington Town Greens from 7 – 7:30 p.m. (Stanton Hall if it rains).  We warmly encourage and invite everyone from the hilltowns and surrounding communities to join us.

By joining our Vigil you will help us send a clear message: there is nothing in any of our faith community teachings that condones or supports abuse.

We know that due to misconceptions about faith teachings, many victims and survivors of faith never tell a soul about being hurt, often by someone they love.  By having this Vigil, we honor everyone who has been hurt. To those who have never told anyone about the abuse we say: you are not alone, and you deserve to be supported.

Hilltown Safety at Home ([email protected]) advocates can be reached at 413-559-8039 or 413-387-3120. The Safe Passage 24 hour hotline can be reached at 413-586-5066. Last year, [email protected] worked with over 75 victims and survivors who had over 40 children.

We are having a Vigil because we know that together, we can teach peace and respect. No one is born abusive. No one deserves to be abused, no matter what.

We hope you can join us.


Pastor Carol Smith, First Congregational Church, Huntington

Pastor Nick Toroni, Hilltown Community Church of Huntington

Pastor Charles Cinelli, Huntington Evangelical Church


Hilltown Domestic Violence Interfaith Initiative

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