April 13, 2014
Joint Statement on Kansas Jewish Centers Shooting
Today, on the eve of Passover, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families affected by the horrific shooting at the Jewish centers in Overland, Kansas. While details of the gunman and his motives are still being investigated, early reports suggest the victims were targeted because of their Jewish faith. We stand together with the rest of the nation and remember the innocent lives lost in this senseless tragedy. Sadly, this is a reminder of the need to begin a serious national conversation about hate and violence directed at religious communities.