Local faith and state leaders will unite against hate at a Berlin mosque on Sunday. Organizers said it's a call for the protection of all places of worship.
State Senator Saud Anwar from South Windsor announced the gathering on Saturday.
He said that this is a time where the community must stand together in response to these tragic events. Not only what happened in New Zealand on Friday, but also after attacks at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last year and a Quebec City mosque in 2017, among others.
Senator Anwar will join Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and President of the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford Reza Mansoor.
Mansoor believes people need to come together during times of tragedy and hate.
"We have to do everything in our power to live this American dream of a different faith, of a different color, of all these different tapestry of faiths coming together and making this nation better," he said.
The vigil will take place at 4 p.m. and is open to the public.