Georgia Clergy Respond to Las Vegas Massacre


October 2, 2017



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Georgia Clergy Respond to Las Vegas Massacre


Atlanta, Ga. - At least 58 people were killed and 515 were injured in Las Vegas Sunday night when a gunman opened fire on a music festival crowd from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It was the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history.


In light of this tragedy, Outcry: Interfaith Voices Against Gun Violence has released the following statements.


Pam Driesell, Senior Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church:

“I join clergy across the nation in praying for those who lost their lives in this senseless act of violence and their families.This horrific act forces us to confront our need for common-sense gun reform laws in Georgia. Particularly, I’m deeply concerned about our public college campuses. Since the implementation of campus carry earlier this year, mass shootings have become harder to prevent. I pray for the safety of these communities of learning.”


Rabbi Peter Berg, Senior Rabbi at The Temple:

“Immediately after we have prayed to God for forgiveness on Yom Kippur, our country faces another unspeakable act of hatred and violence. I join in solidarity with clergy around the nation, as I pray for the families of the victims of this despicable act. I pray for peace, and I pray for justice. Not a single life should be taken by pure hate.”




Outcry was formed after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut