An interfaith vigil in support of the Boston community will be 6 p.m. today at Bass Street Landing, Moline. The event, which will include prayer, words of comfort and song, is sponsored by the Quad-Cities Interfaith Fellowship, a group of clergy in the area.
Rabbi Tamar Grimm, of Congregation Beth Israel in Rock Island, said the group meets every other month for lunch. “When something happens in the community, we have a conversation about whether we want to get together to do something about it,” she said. “When there’s a tragedy, we feel we’re specifically equipped to deal with this.”
For 10 years, Grimm lived in Boston, where she completed her undergraduate and rabbinical studies.
Imam Saad Baig, with the Islamic Center of the Quad-Cities, Moline, and Joyce Chamberlain, pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Moline, also have taken leadership roles in the event, Grimm said.