David Scribner, former editor of The Berkshire Eagle and a correspondent
for the Hill Country Observer monthly reports that a group of more than
seven clergy from all over Berkshire County have organized to hold a
prayer vigil at the courthouse in Pittsfield on Sunday (Apri 2) at 2 p.m.
Scribner reports the intention of this interfaith prayer vigil is "to
provide an opportunity to transcend the purely political and allow people
with differing views to come together with an affirmative aim." Scribner
says members of the clergy will lead the vigil with prayers and words of
support for Mitchell Lawrence, his family and the families of others
involved in cases like this. And also, for those involved in the
community, in law enforcement and in the justice system, in the hope that
these and other cases like these will be handled with wisdom and mercy."
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