APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) – Tuesday marked one week since election night, and protests and demonstrations over the results continue across the nation.
In Appleton, the First Congregational United Church of Christ held a post-election prayer meeting.
Anyone was welcome to attend, and was encouraged to share their feelings, regardless of who they voted for.
One of the reverends on-hand wanted everybody to know it wasn’t a place to debate one another but to share feelings of understanding.
“This is a place where people can come to share openly about what their fears and concerns really are, and be heard in a safe place and hopefully hear a word of hope and find unity,” Rev. Nicholas Hatch said, “knowing that we really need to fins a way to move forward united, organized and committed, to building the kind of church and the kind of country that I think everyone really wants.”
Safety pins were handed out as a symbol of the willingness to talk in a peaceful manner.