The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) denounces violence in all forms and expressly stands united with the Jewish community as it begins to heal from the weekend’s violence at the Tree of Life Synagogue.
In unison with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), NCEA implores all those with political power to “confront the plague of gun violence” and to starkly condemn the use of violence and hate to settle political, racial and religious differences.
Please pray for all the victims and their families, including the wounded, the first responders and the surrounding community of Squirrel Hill, PA.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) shares the following resources to help families and educators make sense out of the horrific and tragic event that took place on October 27.
- 5 Tips for Talking with Children about the Shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue: tips for talking with young people
- Gun Violence and Mass Shootings (Table Talk).
- Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate
- The Pyramid of Hate
- Helping Students Make Sense of News Stories About Bias and Injustice: Strategies and resources for talking with students about important stories in the news about bias and injustice
- Anti-Semitic Incidents: Being an Ally, Advocate and Activist – MS/HS lesson plan
- Share My Lesson landing page: Anti-Semitism and Addressing Hate
- After the Deadly Shooting in Pittsburgh