Emory University statement from President Claire E. Sterk

March 18, 2019

Emory University President Claire E. Sterk issued the following statement on March 18:

We send our deepest sympathies to the victims and their loved ones of the recent massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. These horrific attacks on religion go against the values of compassion and equality that we hold dear at Emory. We must stand together to reject violence at home and around the world.

It is our duty to speak out against all forms of hate anywhere it may occur. The dignity and value of all human beings must be respected, regardless of where we live, what we believe, or how we worship. 

We embrace our diversity at Emory and will continue to create and promote a world in which all can feel safe and thrive.