Auburn Seminary calls for healing and action after Las Vegas shooting

For Immediate Release
October 2, 2017
Contact: Aimee Thunberg, [email protected]

Auburn Seminary calls for healing and action after Las Vegas shooting
Statement of President Rev. Dr. Katharine R. Henderson

NEW YORK — Yesterday, at least 50 people were killed and more than 400 were injured in a mass shooting during a concert in Las Vegas. Auburn President, the Rev. Dr. Katharine R. Henderson, issued the following statement in response:

“Our hearts go out to the victims and survivors of the latest act of gun violence and the worst mass shooting in our country to date. While we take the time to heal and mourn, we must also act to stop the plague of gun violence. We call upon all Americans to work together, across party lines, to strengthen and expand gun control laws and establish sane policies that can protect us from these all too frequent deadly actions.

“The appetite for guns in this country is directly counter to the sanctity of life that God mandates. Our God given human freedom requires human responsibility: not the exercise of free license for the individual, but the moral courage and political will to ensure that our shared public life enhances the well-being and safety of all. God is weeping, and God demands action on guns in this country.”


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