Prayer vigil being held in Louisville, even as couple with local ties still unaccounted for in Belgium
A prayer vigil for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Belgium is set for noon today, even as a couple with ties to Kentucky remains missing in that area.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A prayer vigil for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Belgium is set for noon today, even as a couple with ties to Kentucky remains missing in that area.
Today's vigil is to pray for the innocent victims of the attacks in Brussels, including a Kentucky couple among the missing.
Justin and Stephanie Shults had just dropped Stephanie's mother off at the airport moments before the blast. Family members say the couple has been living and working in the Brussels area.
Justin's company is sending security teams to search hospitals and anywhere else injured people were taken. Stephanie's mother says she's tried calling her daughter, but can't get in touch with her.
Meanwhile, Interfaith Paths to Peace is leading today's vigil at Christ Church Cathedral on South 2nd Street - for victims and their loved ones.
Local community leaders as well as the leaders of area mosques, temples and churches are expected to attend the vigil.
They say violence and hatred does not resolve problems.
"This is for all those victims that are being affected by terrorism and are coming here together. united, solid and firm, and giving the message that what they are trying to do to divide us is not going to work," said Haleh Karimi, of Interfaith Paths to Peace.
Members of Louisville's Islamic community gathered downtown last night to condemn the violence. Organizers say they're shocked and appalled by the attacks in Belgium, and by how ISIS is tainting their faith.
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