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On Hiroshima Day, pause to remember the bombing

Two years ago, I had eye surgery to restore my sight. As I glanced at the bottle that I use to put in contacts that give me my vision back, I noticed the writing was in Korean. It was a bottle that I had purchased in Seoul, during our Presbyterian Peacemaking Travel Study Seminar, and once emptied have used for these drops. It reminded me how easy it is to also lose sight of major issues facing our world today.

PC(USA) partners respond to Palm Sunday terror attacks in Egypt

Two Orthodox Coptic churches were the subject of suicide bombings on Palm Sunday, April 9, killing 44 and wounding 126. The first attack occurred at St. George’s church in Tanta, about 50 miles north of Cairo. The second occurred at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria, on the Mediterranean coast.

PC(USA) offers prayers for Baghdad bombing victims

The Rev. Dr. Laurie Kraus, coordinator for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, offered prayers for those killed and injured in a massive car bombing that rocked the busy Karada market in central Baghdad yesterday. The blast occurred after sundown as young people and families filled the streets, breaking their daily fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

PC(USA) offers prayers for victims of Ataturk Airport bombing

The Rev. Dr. Laurie Kraus, coordinator of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, has written the following prayer expressing “sorrow and horror” in response to the attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport has left at least 41 people dead and injured 239 more, and calling on the hope of faithful people to overcome all-too-common instances of violence in the world.