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Interfaith communities rally against hate in Carlsbad

Posted at 9:57 AM, May 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-04 12:57:37-04

CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) — A rally was held in the North County to take a stand against violence.

Members of the interfaith community opened the discussion about how to prevent violent acts in the future.

The rally came in the wake of the deadly shooting at Chabad of Poway nearly one week ago.

Speakers from the Jewish and Muslim faiths, the ACLU and LGBTQ communites all attended. One of them was Rabbi Eilfort from Chabad of La Costa. Eilfort is a good friend of Chabad of Poway's Rabbi Goldstein who was hurt in the shooting last week.

He says they're working on hiring private security to keep his congregation safe.

"There will be armed security, said Eilfort. "We’re prepared. God forbid it should ever happen, but encouraging faith communities is what I want to do."

"That seems to be the thing right now. And it's sick it's crazy. Anti-Semitism has been around a long time."

The peaceful rally was aimed at providing support and bringing together new ideas of preventing hate moving forward. Many people called for anti-bias education in schools and calling out local leaders for common sense gun laws.