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Tragedy at Virginia Tech

Articles and Resources Related to the Tradegy in Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Korean Leaders Caution against Prejudice after Shooting
April 20, 2007
Korean and American Korean Methodist church leaders are calling for "healing, reconciliation and peace" amid concerns that the Virginia Tech shootings by a South Korean native could lead to a backlash against Koreans.  Read more ...
Source: United Methodist News Service
A Message of Hope to the Virginia Tech Community
April 20, 2007:
United Methodists are responding with a message of hope for those affected by the tragedy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute earlier this week. With a grant from UMCOR coupled with matching funds, the Virginia Annual Conference will bring encouragement and healing to Blacksburg and Roanoke residents. Read more ...
Source: UMCOR
Pastoral Letter on Campus Shootings from United Methodist Korean American Group

April 19, 2007
We are deeply saddened and grieved by the tragedy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg on Monday, April 16th. We express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims and their families as they mourn and grieve the loss of their loved ones. We join together in praying for those killed and wounded, their families, the community at Virginia Tech and all those affected by this deadly rampage.  Read more ...
Source: GBGM Administration

Statement on Tragedy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute
April 17, 2007
The following letter to Bishop Charlene Kammerer of the South Eastern Jurisdiction, which includes Virginia, offers prayers and support in the wake of the tragedy on Virginia Tech's campus.  Rev. R. Randy Day, general secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries, conveys our collective grief, shock, and solidarity: Read more ...
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More Offsite Resources

Statement by Jim Winkler  General Board of Church and Society
Tragedy at Virginia Tech UMC.org
Resources in times of Violence  General Board of Discipleship
Resources in times of Grief and Loss General Board of Discipleship