CWS Mourns for Lives Lost at Tree of Life Synagogue

October 27, 2018



New York, NY- Rev. John L. McCullough, President and CEO of Church World Service, issued the following statement in response to today’s tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA:

“My heart aches to think of the innocent people killed and harmed in a house of worship. Hate is an ugly scourge in our society and must be rooted out like the cancer it is. Today we mourn for the lives lost, and redouble our efforts to build compassionate and welcoming communities.”

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