Religious groups host interfaith conference to bridge gaps

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- As a way to bring people together and learn about other faiths leaders from several different religions held an interfaith conference Sunday afternoon to bridge the gap between them and build relationships.

The Rockford Interfaith Council held the conference at the Sikh temple. Organizers spoke about racism and other hate crimes that can occur between certain religions. Some say our community can be better by coming together, exchanging views and making a bridge of peace between different faiths and communities.

“To reduce the racism, the hate crime these kinds of things to reduce from religion. Religion never tells us to do something wrong, to fight with each other, to hate,” said president of the Sikh Temple Baba Ji.

The Interfaith Council has hosted several other conferences in the past and plans to continue hosting them to spread the message of unity to people of all faiths.