ROME- Members of local faith communities and other community members gathered in Rome on Monday as part of a nationwide call for peace.
It's called #PrayforPeace. This comes after a U.S. airstrike killed Iran's top military commander, Qasem Soleimani, on Friday. Tensions are now high between the two countries, and groups across the United States are calling for more peace.
Dozens of people gathered at Rome City Hall on Monday to say a prayer. People at the vigil told NEWSChannel 2 they believe President Trump inflicted violence on the border, in the country and across the world.
Attendees held candles as people spoke about being at peace and avoiding war.
Speakers said peace is something that could bring everyone together.
"It's wonderful to get a group of people together with diverse backgrounds to discuss the cause of peace, and it's something that I think we can all sort of agree upon or at least should be able to agree upon," said Colt Brumm who spoke at the event.
According to https://www.redletterchristians.org/prayforpeace-candlelight-vigils/ Rome, NY was one of seven places with a scheduled vigil.