Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh
We are deeply saddened at the horrific antisemitic crime that has claimed the lives of 11 of our Jewish brothers and sisters at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and injured six other people, including four police officers. We pray for the victims, their grieving families and friends and the surrounding Squirrel Hill community as they mourn and seek healing.
There is no place in our country for rhetoric that incites violence. We are all God’s children, together comprising the beloved community of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream as inspired by Jesus.
We join with all people of faith and goodwill who refuse to let hatred and fear find a place in our hearts, kindling instead our capacity to love.