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NJ Vigil Planned to Honor Sikh Temple Victims

Religious leaders of different faiths plan to participate in a vigil Monday in honor of the victims of the shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

Supporters gather during a candlelight vigil in New York's Union Square for victims of the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting
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The vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. at City Hall in Jersey City. The Iselin-based Sikh American Chamber of Commerce says the vigil is meant to remember the victims and educate the public about Sikhism.

Organizers say they chose Jersey City for its proximity to Manhattan, where many Sikhs live and work.

Rabbis, priests, an imam and local, state and federal representatives will participate.

There have been several vigils held in different parts of the state in recent days.

Authorities say a white supremacist gunman killed six people before fatally shooting himself in a Sikh temple in a Milwaukee suburb Aug. 5.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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