Condolences to Families of Garissa Massacre Victims

Garissa University

Garissa University

News of the deadly massacre at Garissa University in northeast Kenya gripped the world late last week at a time when many Christians were celebrating Holy Week. Reports indicate that 147 students and university personnel lost their lives, while hundreds more were injured or evacuated. The Islamist militant group Al-Shabab took credit for the shootings which took place early in the morning on 2 April, 2015. Many of the students ruthlessly targeted were Christians. The attackers stormed dormitories, lecture halls, and even attacked a group attending a prayer service.

In a statement Friday, World Methodist Council General Secretary Ivan Abrahams called on all people of goodwill to unite against religious extremism.  “My sincere condolences to the bereaved families. May all find hope and consolation during these holiest days of the Christian calendar as we commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

The World Methodist Council and its member churches strongly condemn this attack and pray for those affected by this terrible tragedy.