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A Statement from the Dean on Recent Shootings

JULY 8, 2016

The Dean offers the statement below on the recent shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas. Our hearts go out to both the victims and their families and to the hundreds upon hundreds of other lives affected and too often snuffed out by violence, fear, and hatred:

The Cathedral Community offers its prayers for the most recent victims of police violence in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis and for the Dallas police who were assassinated or wounded.

We pray for all families affected by gun violence.

We stand on the threshold of yet another tragic opportunity to work together for racial and economic justice.

All that we do in this Cathedral of radical hospitality and ongoing respectful dialogue is animated by our shared quest for more just societies in which we respect the dignity of all.

No forces that attempt to further divide us are as strong and compelling as the values and possibilities that can unites us across faiths and cultures.