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A Service of Peace in Broome County After Fatal Shooting in Charleston

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The recent church shooting in Charleston is bringing people together through prayer in Broome County.

It was just one week ago when shots were fired at a bible study class at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Church resulting in the death of nine individuals.

"It's just, not right, unacceptable." said Soniah Rodney and Trinity Trumpech of Binghamton.

Wednesday night at the Cornerstone Community Church in Endicott, dozens of people came together to show unity through prayer and music at a service of peace and reconciliation.

Executive Director, Broome County Council of Churches, Dr. Joseph Sellepack said, "When one community experiences pain as they did in Charleston, everyone experiences it."

Rev. Greg Johnson hosted the event and says it's moving to see people of all backgrounds showing their support for one another and for Charleston.

"It doesn't matter what faith tradition people are coming from they simply want to gather for prayer." said Rev. Johnson.

On Wednesday, a bible study class was once again being held at Emanuel AME.. and the lesson? The power of love.