Violence & Hate


October 2, 2001

Soldiers were needed to quell skirmishes in the central Nigerian city of Jos where ethnic and religious conflict has claimed hundreds of lives. Houses, churches and automobiles were burned and it is estimated that 300 people might have died in the clashes between Muslims and Christians in early...

October 12, 1998

I grieve at the death of Matthew Shepard, and deplore the hate and violence which led to it. My prayers are with Matthew, his family, his friends, and his parish. Matthew was not only a member of our church family, but of our human community. He could have been our child. He was our brother....