A service in memory of Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers student who took his own life, was held last night at St. John the Evangelist Church in New Brunswick, NJ. It was part of a campaign in the Diocese of New Jersey called “Red Door=Safe Haven.”
In memory of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who took his life after an intimate encounter with another man was broadcast on the Internet allegedly by his roommate, the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey will offer a service of evening prayer at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Church, 189 George St.
The service is sponsored by the church’s Red Door=Safe Haven campaign.
Red Door=Safe Haven is an anti-bullying campaign established by the clergy of the Diocese of New Jersey in October to address the issue of bullying with education, advocacy and intervention. Red Door refers to the traditional color of many church doors.
The Rev. Deborah H. Piggins, interim pastor at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Perth Amboy, said the campaign is a network of churches aimed at stopping bullying, and counseling and supporting those who have been bullied.