Statement from Auburn Seminary President the Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson in response to the Umpqua Community College shooting

For Immediate Release
October 2, 2015
Contact: Lauren Gray ([email protected] / 212-255-2575)

 

Statement from Auburn Seminary President the Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson in response to the Umpqua Community College shooting

NEW YORK — Yesterday, at least 10 people were killed and nine others wounded in a shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, during which the gunman demanded to know the religion of his victims. Auburn Seminary President the Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson issued the following statement in response:

“Auburn Seminary sends its prayers and condolences to the families and loved ones of those lost during yesterday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College. This tragedy brings the number of mass shootings in the U.S. this year to nearly 300. In the wake of this violence, and in response to reports that the shooter may have targeted individuals because of their faith, Auburn will continue to stand with multifaith leaders across the country, working to replace hatred and fear with unity and healing. Together, we will take a stand against the gun violence plaguing our country, bridge the differences that divide us, and work toward a peaceful tomorrow.”

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