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The Pittsburgh Shooting: Faith Leaders React

The Pittsburgh Shooting: Faith Leaders React

A deadly anti-Semitic hatred descended on Pittsburgh over the weekend when a gunman opened fire on the Tree of Life synagogue, slaughtering eleven worshippers, and injuring several others including police officers. Words condemning the rising tide of visible anti-semitism in the U.S. poured in from across the interfaith community, including from a few prominent Christian leaders.

Kay Warren, author and speaker

Karen Swallow Prior, author and professor

Rev. Dr. William Barber, pastor and activist

Austin Channing Brown, author and activist

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, author and philosopher

Jemar Tisby, author and activist

Jonathan Martin, pastor and author

Carlos A. Rodríguez, speaker and activist

Erwin McManus, Pastor and Author

Rabbi Jason Miller

Chad Veach, Author and Pastor

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, Rabbi and Author

Beth Moore, Preacher and Author


The shooter, Robert Bowers, is in custody. The investigation is ongoing, but he had a history of posting violent threats against Jews and immigrants on social media platforms.

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