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Communities Across N.H. Gather At Vigils for Charlottesville

Casey McDermott, NHPR
“Being a person of faith means that some time or another, we have to be made comfortably uncomfortable by taking risks,” Pastor Eric Jackson, of Brookside Congregational Church in Manchester, told the crowd gathered at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Sunday.";s:

People across New Hampshire gathered yesterday at vigils and other events to respond to the violence in Charlottesville this weekend. NHPR’s Casey McDermott attended an interfaith service in Concord last night, and she brings back this audio postcard.

The voices you hear in this story are, in order: Rabbi Robin Nafshi of Concord; Rt. Rev. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop of New Hampshire’s Episcopal Diocese; Matthew Richards of Manchester; Niambi Mercado of Keene; Pastor Eric Jackson of Manchester; and Catherine Bailey of Manchester. Singing was led by Baptist minister Olga Tines.

Beyond Concord, other demonstrations were organized in Hanover, Portsmouth, Keene, Nashua and Exeter. See below for another view from the Concord event.

A full house for tonight's vigil for Charlottesville in Concord. pic.twitter.com/HznJjFKK8H — Casey McDermott (@caseymcdermott) August 13, 2017

Casey McDermott is a senior news editor at New Hampshire Public Radio. Throughout her time as an NHPR reporter and editor, she has worked with colleagues across the newsroom to deepen the station’s accountability coverage, data journalism and audience engagement across platforms.

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