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Response to Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue Massacre

Guest Author: 
SDI Coordinating Council


The Executive Director and Coordinating Council of Spiritual Directors International wish to join their voices in condemning the unconscionable, and senseless attack on one of the USA's oldest Jewish communities.  We grieve for all of those lost beautiful souls, for their families and friends.

Our hearts are breaking once again, and we urge our leaders to implement sensible measures to tamp down the sickening frequency of these violent attacks.

Words and prayers are simply not enough.

Finally, as we reflect on the current climate in this country, and many others, we beseech all of those engaged in hateful, spiteful, divisive and mendacious rhetoric to reflect on the impact of their words.

And to stop.

~ The Coordinating Council of Spiritual Directors International

and Rev. Seifu Anil Singh-Molares, executive director



SDI will hold a free conference call Friday November 2 at 8:30 AM (Seattle time) to offer a sacred listening circle/ group spiritual direction to any of our community - spiritual companions and/or seekers - who wish to find unity through stillness, spoken word and bearing witness to others in response to the tragedy at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Please click here for more information and to register for the call.



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Submitted by Dianne Werner (not verified) on

My heart and soul is with every member of Tree of Life Synagogue and Squirrel Hill as well. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, walked past there many times. I had relatives there and a friend who lives there still. My heart is heavy that a close and loving community must bear the burden of others lack of will to enact laws that whould have protected them.

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