LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Inside the Welspun Temple, Sihk worshippers perform their rituals and offer prayers for fellow believers in Wisconsin.
"We pray that what has has happened won't happen again," Indegreed Singh said.
Indergeed Singh worships at the Hindu temple, just like many other Sihks.
The two groups share the same beliefs since both religions come from India. Despite reports the suspected gunman was a white supremacist, Singh said he doesn't feel hate for his religion in Little Rock.
"People come to me and they ask what it is. I explain my religion, my turban, and other things. They accept me very well here," Singh said.
Encouraging residents to accept and embrace other cultures is the main focus of Little Rock's Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission.
"We are enriching our community, that we are respecting one another, despite our differences," said Ericka Benedicto, director of the commission.
The group highlights the different religions and cultures in the city, and it's displayed every September during World Fest.
"Diversity is attractive. Any place that embraces its diversity is considered to be very welcoming and it's definitely a place with progressive attitudes," Benedicto said.
The vice president of Welspun, who also worships at the temple, said the city's open arms approach is a reason he decided to expand his business here.
"We like it over here. I've been here the last six years with my family and we love the southern hospitality over here," Rajesh Cokhani said.