GTU Condemns Synagogue Attack

A Statement on the Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack

The Graduate Theological Union condemns the anti-Semitic attack on the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 27, 2018, and mourns the tragic and senseless loss of eleven lives. In the wake of this act of violence and hatred, the entire multireligious GTU community wishes to express its solidarity with the Jewish community, and with all whose lives have been affected by acts of violence. We extend our heartfelt prayers to the families of those murdered and injured as we work for a renewed national commitment to pluralism and respect for human life in all of its diversity.

Update, October 29: The GTU Council of Presidents invites the community to gather for prayer, remembrance, and solidarity with the Jewish community in the aftermath of the horrific attack at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this past Saturday.   

The brief interfaith prayer service will be held this afternoon, Monday, October 29, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. on the steps of the chapel at Pacific School of Religion (1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley)