Prayers for Peace and Unity 

All of us at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary extend our heartfelt sympathy to Tree of Life synagogue and the entire Jewish community. We pray for the blessed memory of the dead, and for the healing of the wounded, grieving, and traumatized. We pray for the police officers who were shot in the line of duty, and offer our gratitude for their courage. 

We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community. This act of violent anti-Semitism is horrific and inexcusable. In the days ahead, we will seek opportunities to join in public expressions of grief and unity. In the meantime, we offer our prayers that God’s peace will overcome division, love overcome fear, and that the better angels of our nature will prevail - here in Pittsburgh, across America, and around the world.

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