Close People Hold Hands, Sing for Unity at State House People put their differences aside for a healing cermony. Lana Harris, wltx 12:20 AM. EST February 13, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A group of people from a variety of faiths put their differences aside and gathered together at the Statehouse for a healing ceremony on Sunday. "Last year, I think like a lot of people, we were so burned out," Holli Emore, the Priest for Temple Osireion said. When tragedy strikes, people find ways to cope. Emore says lately, there's been a lot of it. "Orlando, the pulse night club, Bataclan in Paris, San Bernadino, the Charleston shootings," Emore lists, "it was just one thing after another." That is what brought people of a variety of faiths together. Emore says they put their differences aside to come together for peace. "I think we all want peace, even if we come from different faith backgrounds," said Katherine Kawamoto, an attendee. They say at the end of the day we're not so different, and that peace starts with tolerance and understanding. "We all need food, shelter, love, support, safety," said Melissa Miranda Allgrim, part of Temple Osireion, "those are universal truths." "They're just like you, it doesn't matter if they're Muslim or if they're Catholic or if they're Hebrew, if they're Pagan, it shouldn't matter," said Sherita Holloway, another attendee. So they stood together, hands locked, because they didn't just want to talk about peace; they say it was about time to show it. "I think it's important that people see that it can be done," Holloway said. © 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Confederate Flag, Marker Stirs Controversy Man and Woman Found Dead Identified Reconnecting With Family in Puerto Rico Possible Higher Rates If santee Cooper Sold Shooting survivors want more than prayers for Las Vegas Woman receives surprise delivery of oxycodone After Vegas Shooting, WhereDo We Go Now Former FBI leader offers insight into Las Vegas shooting Police: Woman Shot, Killed Her Husband Lee Brice: "Country Music Will Rise Above" More Stories Van Crashes into Car Wash to Steal ATM Dec 12, 2017, 7:06 p.m. Woman Lured Victims to Robbery Using Social Media App Dec 12, 2017, 2:37 p.m. Board Vote Clears the Way for Drive-Through in Lower… Dec 12, 2017, 1:50 p.m.