WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — On the lawn of St. Anne's Episcopal Church, people of faith prayed for an answer to a pressing question.
"How can we be calm in the midst of some fear, big fear... Almost at the brink of war?" said Doug Bailey.
"I'm just really concerned about what a large scale war would look like for our young people in this nation and for people and other nations," said Sarah Howell-Miller, "We don't see the impact on civilians of other countries as much - but they are catastrophic."
Instead of fixating on those fears, on Thursday night, they fought them with prayer and song.
Across many different religions and faiths focused on a common goal of peace, to bring light to the world during, what seems to many, a dark time.
"That’s what people of faith do. We act, and we pray, and we pray and we act," Bailey said, "Meaning that when there’s a necessity, particularly in a dark time, dark for our world - we are here to do what we are inspired to do, which is to make some fire."