DENVER -- While protesters filled the streets of Downtown Denver , a very different conversation was taking place just a few miles away. A diverse group of people gathered to discuss how to heal the divide after the presidential election.
"I think there are a lot of people of faith who are very disturbed about the tone of this whole election," said Thomas Wolfe, President and CEO of the Iliff School of Theology.
The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado organized a conversation centered around coming together after a divisive election. People of different faiths, ages and backgrounds gathered at the Iliff School of Theology.
"And it's a beautiful thing, that if we're talking about one nation it is about the diversity... that is what makes us rich as a country and yet that's one of the most difficult things to achieve," said Carolyn Jones, an attendee.
A panel of speakers helped guide the conversation including a local rabbi, the president of the Denver Seminary and a professor with the Iliff School of Theology.
Despite their differences, everyone seemed to be deeply disturbed by troubling rhetoric that surfaced during the course of the campaigns.
"This is one of many steps that are going to be to reassure one another that even though we may disagree we can do so with respect," said Rabbi Joseph Black with Temple Emanuel.