Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations: UUA President Responds to Shooting at Sikh Temple

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August 6, 2012

BOSTON – In response to the tragic shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, WI, Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President the Reverend Peter Morales has released the following statement:

I am shocked, saddened and appalled at the act of wanton violence at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin.  Any killing is terrible.  Killings that are apparently aimed at a religious group are especially disturbing.  I join all Unitarian Universalists in expressing my compassion and in praying for comfort and healing.  We are a nation of many faith traditions.  We join people of all faiths in praying for victims and their families.

As we move forward in the weeks and months ahead, we must do more than express compassion. We must reflect on what conditions make repeated acts of deranged violence possible and take action.  The killings we keep witnessing in America are symptoms of a culture that is too tolerant of hatred and too reluctant to restrict access to deadly weapons.


The UUA is a faith community of more than 1,000 congregations that bring to the world a vision of religious freedom, and social justice.  For more information, please visit the UUA press room.

For more information contact pr@uua.org.

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