Cherry Hill Seminary Saddened by Attack on Sikh Sacred Space

For Immediate Release
Contact: Holli Emore
Monday, August 6, 2012
[email protected]

The Cherry Hill Seminary family of students, faculty, staff and board leadership is deeply saddened by yesterday’s attack on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek.  We express sincere condolences to all those who have lost loved ones, and to the wider Sikh community across our nation and the world.

As Pagans, we are particularly sensitive to the violation of sacred space and disregard for human life which occurred.  Furthermore, we cherish the pursuit of ongoing education as an antidote to the violence bred in ignorance and misunderstanding.

We call on each member of our seminary community as well as our supporters and friends to set aside a moment of contemplative silence today in memory of those who lost their lives, and in support of all who are suffering because of this tragedy.  In addition, we recommend that you seek ways to express support for Sikhs in your own community.

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