Faith-based vigil held at statehouse to help unify citizens

Posted at 6:12 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 20:24:52-05

Members of the Interfaith Alliance of Idaho group hosted a vigil inside the statehouse Wednesday.

They say the Forward as One in Prayer Vigil was scheduled weeks ago to help unify a divided country.

Local leaders of varying faith-based groups were there to promote healing at a time when emotions are running high.

Some had a sense of relief to have the election over.

"We have a majority of disenfranchised people actually that disagree with the election," said Barbara Abersold, who was in attendance. "So, we have to find a way to make it all together and unity is the only way it's going to work. Protests, fights won't help us."

At the end, vases were filled by people in attendance with different colored sand. The act was meant to symbolize hope moving forward as one city, state and country.