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Church in Las Vegas celebrates 'World Religion Day'

Posted at 6:07 PM, Jan 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 07:01:10-05

KTNV (LAS VEGAS) — A church in the Las Vegas celebrated “World Religion Day” on Jan. 20.

The day is observed once a year, worldwide on the third Sunday of January.

Many faith communities gathered at The Baha'is of Las Vegas.

The local event included prayers from various religions, music, and discussions about commonalities in scripture.

Worshipers told 13 Action News, religions can play a role in unifying humanity.

"The world needs a message of peace and reconciliation and the understanding that we are all really one family," said Aleda Nelson.

"We believe in, all religions should be respected and revered. We believe on in acceptance of all races, all religions," said Robert Mecham.

69 years ago, “World Religion Day” was established by the National Spiritual Assembly of the U.S.