Category Archive: gun violence

Gun violence…again and again

Another bad weekend leaves scores of people dead and injured, a country stunned It’s just a few weeks until the start of the school year; it was the weekend, and a lot of people around the country were doing ordinary things like shopping and eating out.  Parents are trying to… Read More

Decrying anti-Semitism and all violence motivated by hate

Six months to the day after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, and on the last day of Passover, a horrific shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue in San Diego on Saturday has us again grieving the senseless loss of precious life, terrible injuries and untold trauma. We condemn the anti-Semitism at… Read More

Guns and threats of violence have no place on this campus

Outrage over disturbing incidents is justified On two of the past three weekends, members of pro-Confederacy groups have visited our campus to continue to protest the toppling and removal of the Confederate soldier monument. I did not write after the first incident because one event, although deplorable, could be an… Read More

In the aftermath of violence…again

Death in the midst of prayer Over the past several years, we’ve seen mass shootings in churches, synagogues and mosques. But the horrific scale of violence wrought by a single gunman in two different Christchurch mosques is almost unimaginable in scale and fury. How could one human being so wantonly,… Read More