Interfaith vigil to end gun violence planned

An interfaith worship service and candlelight vigil marking the fourth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., will be held Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. Third St.

Rabbi Stephanie Aaron of Congregation Chaverim will be among the clergy speaking at the event, which is part of a Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend being held Dec. 14-18 at places of worship across the country, sponsored by the Newtown Foundation  and other gun violence prevention agencies.

More than 120,000 people have died and 300,000 have been injured by gun violence since the shooting at Sandy Hook, which took the lives of 20 children and six educators.

For more information, visit december sabbath.org. For local information on gun violence prevention, see gvparizona.org.