'Justice And Compassion Will Triumph': Interfaith Wichitans Unify After Pittsburgh Shooting

Nov 2, 2018

Community members from Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths showed solidarity and support at a Jewish temple in Wichita Thursday night. The service was in remembrance of last Saturday's Pittsburgh synagogue killings.

Rabbi Michael Davis of Congregation Emanu-El lit candles in memory of the 11 Jewish worshippers killed.

“Together in unity and remembering these victims of hate," he said, "we must work to ensure that justice and compassion will triumph."

Adam Alter is a member of the congregation. He says people have to keep the unity going.

“Things like this, communities coming together, recognizing we are not all the same but we also are, we're all humans," he said.

Susan Norton said the memorial service showed people can stand together. And she said there are more things the community can do.

“Personally get out and vote," Norton said. "Put the right people in positions so they can help make a difference."

Carla Eckels is director of cultural diversity and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.To contact KMUW News or to send in a news tip, reach us at news@kmuw.org.