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PHOTO: Vigil against abuse parades down Main Street in Concord

  • Rev. Virgina Fyer of Bow Mills United Methodist Church, center, helps lead the Interfaith Vigil Against Domestic Violence, joining other Faith communities in a cry against domestic and sexual abuse Sunday at a rally at the State House in cooperation with the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire.

    Rev. Virgina Fyer of Bow Mills United Methodist Church, center, helps lead the Interfaith Vigil Against Domestic Violence, joining other Faith communities in a cry against domestic and sexual abuse Sunday at a rally at the State House in cooperation with the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire.

  • Robert Fleischman, left, and Intern Minister Lyn Betz, right, both from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord hold the banner for the Interfaith Vigil Against Domestic Violence Sunday night at the State House. Around 50 people marched from the South Congregational Church, down Main Street and even though their candles blew out in the wind, the crowd listened to speeches, songs and prayers from local clergy including Rev. Beth Richardson, chaplain at the NH State Women's Prison. Richardson said she saw the cycle of violence there every day, " I see the faces of the women I walk with; they hold back tears. Tears mean weakness," Richardson said.

    Robert Fleischman, left, and Intern Minister Lyn Betz, right, both from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord hold the banner for the Interfaith Vigil Against Domestic Violence Sunday night at the State House. Around 50 people marched from the South Congregational Church, down Main Street and even though their candles blew out in the wind, the crowd listened to speeches, songs and prayers from local clergy including Rev. Beth Richardson, chaplain at the NH State Women's Prison. Richardson said she saw the cycle of violence there every day, " I see the faces of the women I walk with; they hold back tears. Tears mean weakness," Richardson said.

  • Rev. Virgina Fyer of Bow Mills United Methodist Church, center, helps lead the Interfaith Vigil Against Domestic Violence, joining other Faith communities in a cry against domestic and sexual abuse Sunday at a rally at the State House in cooperation with the Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire.
  • Robert Fleischman, left, and Intern Minister Lyn Betz, right, both from the Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord hold the banner for the Interfaith Vigil Against Domestic Violence Sunday night at the State House. Around 50 people marched from the South Congregational Church, down Main Street and even though their candles blew out in the wind, the crowd listened to speeches, songs and prayers from local clergy including Rev. Beth Richardson, chaplain at the NH State Women's Prison. Richardson said she saw the cycle of violence there every day, " I see the faces of the women I walk with; they hold back tears. Tears mean weakness," Richardson said.

Twelve faith communities from across Merrimack County joined together Sunday night for a candlelight vigil against domestic and sexual abuse. The vigil started at South Congregational Church on Pleasant Street in Concord with prayers and remembrances. At 7:30, the group marched up Main Street to the State House lawn.

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