Wake Forest students to hold vigil after mass shooting in Pittsburgh

Hand holding a candle during a vigil

In response to the shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue, a student-led vigil will be held on campus Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. on Manchester Plaza.

The Wake Forest community is invited to pray and to keep vigil to acknowledge the suffering of those affected by this tragedy.

The event is not open to the public; however, media may attend.

On Sunday, Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch sent a message to the University community. “Freedom of conscience and the right to worship freely were causes to which the founders of Wake Forest, in the Baptist tradition, were especially committed,” he wrote. “To attack a house of worship is an attack on the very ideals that founded our nation. The overt anti-semitism expressed in this attack is particularly painful.”

For all students, faculty and staff who are struggling in the aftermath of the tragedy, Wake Forest offers support services through the University Counseling Center, the Office of the Chaplain and an Employee Assistance Program.

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