The World Methodist Council responds with shock and sadness to the shootings in El
Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, in which at least 31people were
killed and many injured. We offer our deepest sympathy to the
families of the deceased and injured in these attacks.
We also condemn the tragic and senseless killing in the Boreno,
northeastern state of Borno, Nigerian, which left 65 people dead
and an additional number injured.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends, as well as those throughout
the world who continue to mourn the loss of life. We pray for peace for all people and
condemn violence. We urge all those in positions of influence and responsibility to work
for justice and peace.
Violence shall no more be heard in your land, devastation or destruction within
your borders; you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise. Isaiah
STATEMENT ON EARTHQUAKE IN TURKEY AND SYRIA
On behalf of the World Methodist Council, Bishop Ivan Abrahams conveyed condolences to the Turkish and Syrian governments and relatives of people who lost loved