Faith Leaders Meet For Unity in Richardson

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RICHARDSON-- Tuesday is giving day and while some of us are giving time and money to needy non-profits--and that's great--others are giving their time and effort to unite the nation.

Imam Shpendim Nadzaku from Islamic Association of North Texas said, “Our gathering here this morning is a beautiful representation of what America is.”

Pastor Stephen G. Brown added, “The Lord Jesus has taught us specifically that we are to engage our neighbors, to love our neighbors. Those who think or believe differently, they are still our neighbors.”

The group faith in Texas came together to call for unity and it couldn’t come at a better time as our country is divided in a lot of ways.

“Although there are destructive  forces in the world: intolerance, cruelty, people who tear down lives, we must keep building,” Rabbi Herzog Cohen told media Tuesday.

They’re really concerned about potential backlash against the  Muslim community after the attack at Ohio State University on Monday.

“Just because it was a Muslim we can't immediately point to a motive here, we`ll let the investigation carry itself out. So while we condemn it, we also think we should wait for the facts to come out on this case,” Imam Omar Suleiam said.

While there were many  issues on the mind of these multi-faith leaders. one thing they wanted to drive home was their faith in people.

“We need to bring our faith leaders in our community together to say publicly that a people united can not be defeated,” said Rev. Edwin Robinson.