Interfaith prayer service for victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- People from all walks of life came together Friday night at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for a night of healing.

“We stand together as brothers and sisters, working living together for peace and justice in the world,” said Father Donald Malin, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

Members of the Christian, Jewish, Catholic and Muslim faiths unified and prayed for the end of violence at an interfaith service. Leaders of different religions spoke a message of peace and prayed for healing in the wake of the deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October.

One of the night’s speakers was a former member of the Tree of Life synagogue, the site of the mass shooting.

“We’re all in this together and hate is hate. The Jewish community gets its share. The Muslim community gets its share. The black community gets its share. The Catholic community gets its share. It knows no bounds,” said Joseph Breman, former member of Tree of Life.

Breman says the service was not about religion, but rather about coming together as a community to honor and remember the lives lost in the shooting.

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