Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Interfaith Memorial: Overland Park

Memorial & Healing Event: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque will host an interfaith memorial and healing event responding to the recent shootings in Overland Park, Kansas.

Interfaith Memorial & Healing Event
Albuquerque Jewish Community Center
Wednesday April 23 @ 5:30 pm

Albuquerque clergy leaders from several faiths (including Jewish, Methodist, and Catholic, the faiths linked to the Overland Park shootings) will gather on the steps of the Albuquerque JCC a short distance from a senior living facility - sites similar to where the Overland Park shootings took place.

Joining them will be representatives from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the NAACP, and other community members.

The JCC is also collecting donations to aid the families of the victims of the Overland Park shootings, Contributions can be made through the JCC of Greater Albuquerque online at, or by calling (505) 348-4455.

Said Dave Simon, JCC Executive Director:
Our thoughts are with the victims’ families. 
We are deeply saddened by this senseless violence, but it will not divide us or defeat us. 
An attack on any JCC is an attack on all JCCs, and we mourn the loss of the innocent victims, all of whom were not Jewish. 
Albuquerque stands with Kansas City to say ’no’ to hate and ‘yes’ to life, community, and tolerance.

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