LEADERS of six faiths gathered outside Huddersfield Public Library to pray for peace.
The vigil was organised by the Huddersfield Interfaith Council, which includes Baha'is, Christians, Sikhs, Jews, Muslims and Hindus.
Spokeswoman the Rev Pam Ward said all the denominations had one thing in common.
She said: "All of our religions teach us to love our neighbour."
Religious leaders gave short speeches at the event, held as part of World Peace Week.
Local Muslim children also spoke.
Ms Ward said: "It was good to get the perspective of young people on this issue."
There are an average of 30 wars raging around the world at any one time, but Ms Ward denied that religion was to blame.
The Golcar Providence Church Methodist minister said: "The problem comes not from religion, but from people not respecting others."