Condemnation of Race-Based Murders in Buffalo

May 19, 2022

Moravian University, Moravian Theological Seminary, and Lancaster Theological Seminary strongly condemn the recent race-based murders of ten Black women and men at a grocery store in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, NY. Three others were injured in the attack. This is yet another egregious display of hate, brutality, and anti-Black racism. 

We are constantly confronting the violent rhetoric of hate in our society. And the results are grave. National data reflects an ever-increasing number of anti-Semitic incidents and research shows the rise of anti-Asian violence has not abated. 

We must be committed to doing anti-racist work in our community and using our resources to lead and support efforts to eradicate racial hatred. We invite you to participate in our upcoming DEI Monthly Address programs on Thursday, May 26, Thursday, June 16, and Thursday, July 28 at Noon on Zoom (details to follow). The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will facilitate communal discussions on the aforementioned topics and other interconnected issues including: the alarming number of bomb threats that historically Black colleges and universities faced this past academic year; impending major decisions from the Supreme Court; and the significance of the Juneteenth holiday

Students, faculty and staff who are impacted by grief, loss, and trauma are invited to reach out to our chaplains and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Dr. Bryon L. Grigsby, President, and Dr. G. Christopher Hunt, Vice President and Dean for Equity and Inclusion