This day, as people of faith who believe in a God of healing and restoration, we pray for the city of Paris and all who dwell in it. We denounce the senseless acts of violence and terrorism that have taken place there over the last few days, and seek justice for the innocent victims who have lost their lives and the citizens who have been thrust into fear. Likewise, we condemn the anti-Semitism that was part of these attacks, and any organization that would seek to inflict horror in the name of religion. Today and in the coming days, we urge all people of faith to unite in efforts toward peace and unity.
The Reverend Gradye Parsons
Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Elder Heath K. Rada
Moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)