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Boston Faith Leaders Share Music, Words of Peace at Marathon Vigil

Religious leaders from Boston’s Back Bay area offered words of peace, faith and strength for those struggling to cope in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing during an interdenominational service and candlelight vigil held Tuesday at Arlington Street Church in downtown Boston. Held just two blocks from where two explosions Monday afternoon left three dead and around 146 people injured, the church vigil drew a crowd of several hundred who filled pews and balcony seats to hear music, poetry and prayer. The Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie, Arlington Street Church’s senior minister, welcomed the crowd and asked anyone who had run the marathon or been involved in the race to stand and be recognized with a long round of applause. “Yesterday our city was terrorized. Today we gather, heartbroken and angry and afraid,” Harvie said. “But one must not give in to the varying emotions at the root of terrorism. With our presence here at the heart of our heartbroken city we are saying that love is bigger than anger, love is bigger than hate. Love wins.” Harvie prayed “for all those suffering, for peace in our city and for peace in our hearts.” The Rev. Sue Phillips, district executive for the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, spoke of the horror of the prior day’s events in a prayer. “We are on our knees in awe and supplication for we have remembered the incomprehensible value of every human life,” she said. “We have heard the thrum of helicopter blades and wail of sirens. We have smelled the ash and smoke. We have seen the blood-splattered sidewalks and the ravaged bodies of your children. We cannot unsee. Help us, dear God.” The service included several musical selections including “Imagine,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “Amazing Grace” and the hymn “Breathe In, Breathe Out”—written in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Rev. Rosemary Lloyd, associate minister of First Church in Boston, read Wendell Berry’s poem, “The Peace of Wild Things.” Others who spoke included Catie Scudera, interim minister at Arlington Street Church, and several members of the congregation; the Rev. Rob Mark, pastor of the Church of the Covenant on Newbury Street; Rabbi Howard Berman of the Central Reform Temple on Newbury Street; the Rev. Stephen Kendrick, pastor of First Church in Boston; and the Rev. Father Alex Oneto, pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Old Catholic Mission. Berman read from the diary of Anne Frank: “It’s difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals. They seem so absurd and possible to carry […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 17, 2013 at 6:46 am

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Massachusetts Leaders Want to Change Wiretap Laws to Listen in on Criminal … – BostInno (blog)

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - January 29, 2013 at 1:42 pm

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