The mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin Sunday has put other religious groups on edge across the Valley.
Several religious leaders told CBS5 that what happened in Wisconsin could easily have happened somewhere in Arizona.
Gurukirn Khalsa would much rather talk about scripture or plan a service project.
Instead, the Sikh community minister is explaining how they're going to hire Phoenix police officers to attend all their services.
"I think it's a logical response to what happened," said Khalsa. "It was a very serious event and we need to take it seriously and learn a lesson from that as to what we can do here."
Imraan Siddiqi is with the Council on American-Islamic relations.
He said that Muslims are very much concerned about the Sikh shooting and its impact on other religious organizations - especially now, during Ramadan, the holiest time of the year for Muslims.
"This could have easily been a Muslim mosque or any other community targeted," said Siddiqi. "It really puts it in the back of your mind that when you go for prayers, you wonder is this the last time you're going to be leaving your home."
Dr. Paul Eppinger is executive director of the Arizona Interfaith Movement.
He said that he wants the Sikh shooting to bring people together instead of tear them apart.
"I think Martin Luther King Jr. said injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere, so this kind of event with the Sikh community has repercussions for all faith communities. They're part of our family. We need to care for one another like we are family."
A prayer vigil will be held Tuesday night to honor the victims of the Sikh shooting. The event is open to the public.
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 7
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.
Location: 2630 South 20th Place, Phoenix - on the front lawn
Program: Executive Director Dr. Paul Eppinger will start the Prayer Circle and short prayers may be offered in one's own faith tradition.
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