Local churches come together to honor Las Vegas victims
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) —
Dozens of people from different faiths gathered at the Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Columbus Wednesday evening to start the process of healing after the violence in Las Vegas.
"This, I think, is an opportunity for us to come together as a community, to collectively together and also look at what the future holds for us collectively" said Tarungit Singh Butalia, who attended the community event.
Many people on hand said they felt helpless after seeing the carnage in Vegas that left 58 people dead, and more than 500 hurt.
"I was looking for some new words; I've lost my ability to think without emotion about what's going on in the world right now" said Belinda Spinosi.
Organizers said the Ohio Council of Churches asked Trinity Episcopal to host the event because of its central location, and open arms to all that at are grieving.
"We were invited to do this because it's in the middle of the week, and there's a lot going on in the crossroads of Ohio" said Reverend Richard Burnett.
Members of each faith on hand had a chance to read a sacred script.
A single candle was lit at the end to show continued love and support.
"We love you, we're really sorry about what happened" Spinosi added.