August 6, 2019

Bread Statement on the Mass Shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World released the following statement regarding the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. The statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World: 

“This past weekend, our nation experienced another senseless mass killing in El Paso, TX that was motivated by racism and discrimination and the mass shooting in Dayton, OH. We mourn the loss of these men, women, and children, and all who are victims of violent hate crimes in the United States.

“Christianity is grounded in the experience of God’s love for all people. ‘We love, because God first loved us.’ (I John 4:19). Knowing that God is with us in our grief and in our times of need gives us the courage to stand up for dignity and justice.

“America’s tragic history of racism is one that we must challenge the White House, our political leaders, and ourselves to address. We call on our political leaders and everyone in these United States, especially Christians, to love our neighbors by our words and deeds and pray that God brings peace, justice, and most of all, healing to all. Join us in praying that our faith will be turned into action, our political leaders will stand against racism, hatred, and violence, and God will use us so that this world may be transformed.”

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