ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton has released a statement addressing a shooting that occurred at Chabad of Poway synagogue in California last Saturday, the last day of Passover. “The living had gathered to offer prayers to honor the dead and to close the Jewish festival of God’s liberating promise. Once again, worship was interrupted by deadly violence,” the statement read in part.

“We stand against this latest public act of anti-Semitism and domestic terrorism, and with the Jewish community. Together, with our ecumenical and inter-religious partners, we will continue to ‘oppose the deadly working of such bigotry, both within our own circles and in the society around us’ (‘Declaration of ELCA to Jewish Community,’ 1994).”

Read the full statement here.

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