GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – People of all religions came together Sunday in Greenville to celebrate unity at the community interfaith thanksgiving service.
People from all walks of life turned out to get a glimpse of different religions and cultures
Rod Debs is an Interfaith Alliance member
“It’s sometimes very exotic to see what other people do,” said Debs
Many like young Sheila Tirupattur and David Baker said it’s a reminder that we can all get along.. Even during a time of great controversy.
“It’s just so amazing how everyone can just come together and I thought it was really fascinating,” said Tirupattur
“In our society today it is very easy to get fixated on stereotypical ideas of other people and other cultures,” explained Baker. “There is a lot of fear and anger going on in our society and one of the best ways to get passed that is to meet other people who are not like yourself.”
Honduran performer Carolina Licona added she too appreciates the opportunity to share her culture.
“This kind of celebrations reminds us that every single day we have the opportunity to one in the love of God any kind of God that we want to believe in. But the thing is about sharing. Sharing ourselves our time and be there for others,” said Licona
Hindu association member Rajesh Verma said the atmosphere was like that of a family.
“In Hinduism there is a saying which means the world is your family so it is very very important to be a part of this family,” said Verma
“No matter your faith, the color of your skin your nation of origin we’re all here as a community in Greenville,” said Baker