The East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy Council strongly condemns the horrific act of antisemitism and the loss of life at the shooting in Jersey City. We are heartbroken by this tragedy. Our hearts and prayers are with the victims, their families and their community.
We mourn the loss of the victims and the heroic Detective Joseph Seals.
No one should ever feel fear in their everyday lives due to intolerance and hatred. This action, specifically targeting a Jewish community, in a grocery store, goes against everything we stand for as people of faith and as a country that is committed to freedom of religion.
We urge all religious and civic leaders to work together and to speak out against hatred and bigotry in any form. We urge everyone to be tolerant of others. Only by remaining united can we achieve the goal of a more kind, just and peaceful world.
The Reverend Jill Ellen Collict Pastor, Nativity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Rabbi Eric Eisenkramer Temple B’Nai Shalom
Father Mark Hanna Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church
Muhammad Hashmi Islamic Center of East Brunswick
Reverend Karen G. Johnston Settled Minister, The Unitarian Society
Rabbi Shlomo Landau Torah Links of Middlesex County
Reverend Erica Munoz Pastor, Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Reverend Ed Hoener Trinity Presbyterian Church
Rabbi Jeff Pivo East Brunswick Jewish Center
Rabbi Efrayim Unterman Young Israel of East Brunswick
Father Thomas Walsh Pastor of Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church
Pastor Thomas Wong Point Community Church of East Brunswick