NWA Faith Groups Promote Peace After Deadly Attack on California Synagogue

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Northwest Arkansans from all different faiths walked alongside each other Sunday morning to promote peace, especially after recent attacks in California.

Shalom, salaam, peace; no matter what way you say it that was the message at the Waterway and First Christian Church in Bentonville.

Christians, Jews, Muslims, and all walks of life came together to show peace and understanding between their religions.

The 3rd Annual Peace Walk started off with an interfaith prayer service, followed by the walk from First Christian Church to the Bentonville Islamic Center where locals gathered to share stories, create friendships and show a mutual aspiration for peace across the world.

On Easter Sunday, churches of different religions were bombed in Sri Lanka. Saturday, there was a deadly attack on a synagogue in San Diego that killed one and injured many others on the last day of Passover.

With these recent attacks on faith, First Christian Senior Minister Don Morrow says neighbors in Northwest Arkansas should embrace one another to share the peace and love that they all share.

“I think the way we can combat all of these attacks is by knowing one another better. By crossing those boundaries and becoming better neighbors to one another,” says Morrow.

Over 50 people participated in the four-mile walk to progress peace around the world and in their own community.

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