Pittsburgh, Christchurch, Sri Lanka, San Diego and many others that are repeated are not isolated events but different expressions of the same hatred.

Each attack on a group that is peacefully expressing its faith in its place of worship is a blow to those of us who seek a plural world where all beliefs, both our own and those of others, can coexist in harmony. We urge everyone to unite in the search for respect and peaceful coexistence.

We embrace the victims and their families.

 "Turn from evil and do good. Seek peace and pursue it." (Psalm 34:15)