As all of us seek to add beauty in this world, we are rocked by the terrorism that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand. This sort of extremism knows no bounds – religion, nationality, or ethnicity.
Since this extremism is a threat to all of humanity, we need to stand together in condemnation of the attacks such as the one in Christchurch, as we did after the tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue, and the murders at Emanuel AME Church.
We hear stories of goodness from congregations that embody the mosaic of life responding to this tragedy, stories of faith traditions reaching out to other faith traditions, Jewish, Christian and Muslim. This expression of support is a blessing to all of humanity, creation, traditions, and ways of life.
We envision a world where nobody has to wonder if it is safe to celebrate her/his identity, a world where extremism is in the past. We, the undersigned, on the basis of the teachings of our own religious traditions, condemn all forms of extremism that are a threat to all humanity.
Jeffrey Ader, President, Temple Beit Torah
Rev. Ralph Anderson, Pastor Emeritus, First Lutheran Church
Kamel ElWazeir, President, Islamic Society of Colorado Springs
Rev. Dr. Jonathan B. Hall, Senior Pastor, First Christian Church
Pastor Travis Norton, First Lutheran Church
Sr. Dorothy Schlaeger, Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration
Rabbi Jay Sherwood, Temple Shalom
Rev. Paula Stecker, Pastor, Christ the King Lutheran Church
Fr. Brendan E. Williams, CSJC; Grace and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Colorado Springs
Below is the upcoming service schedule. As always, subject to change and world events
Friday March 29 – NO SERVICES
Friday April 5 – Services led by Rabbi Kaye 7pm
Friday April 12 – NO SERVICES
Friday April 19 – NO SERVICES
Friday April 26 – Services led by Rabbi Kaye 6:30pm and Dessert Seder
Friday May 3 – Services led by Rabbi Kaye 7pm