UUA President Responds to Shooting at Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) was touched by tragedy last year after a shooting at a Unitarian Universalist church in Knoxville, TN. The UUA is committed to speaking out against instances of violence, oppression, and exclusion based on identity. Rev. William G. Sinkford, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, issued the following statement in response to the shooting at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
My prayers go out to all those who were harmed physically and emotionally by this senseless act of violence. Hate crimes strike against our nation’s highest values—equality, justice, and diversity. People of conscience must answer ignorance and anger by standing with the victims on the side of love and tolerance. As a nation we have to get beyond violence as our first response to difference. We need to find a way to move toward the beloved community, not in spite our differences but in celebration of them.