HUNTSVILLE, AL- Terrorism, ISIS, refugee crises and a contentious political election is creating, what Huntsville rabbi Elizabeth Bahar calls a divisive tone... especially when it comes to religion.
"It's time for people who don't feel that way to start to stand up and say this is not the type of world we want to be in," said Bahar.
That's why Rabbi Bahar is encouraging everybody to attend the 'Prayer for Peace' on Friday at noon. It's at the Huntsville Islamic Center located at 1645 Sparkman Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35816.
"When we decide to see each other with love, then maybe we can actually start to get along together and be the example that we want to see in the world," said Bahar.
Bahar believes a prayer led by leaders of different denominations will show the community the importance of unity.
"We all value one another, we value the concept in religion of 'love your neighbor as yourself.' We value the image of God and when we denigrate one another we fail to recognize that value," said Bahar.
Rabbi Bahar says the prayer ties in with the 614th Jewish Commandment which came after the Holocaust: 'To never again allow the exclusion of the other in our community.'