A.D. Bruce to hold vigil after Oregon shooting
The A.D. Bruce Religion Center will hold a service & vigil ceremony today at noon to remember the lives lost and the many affected after tragedy struck in Oregon’s Umpqua Community College in the city of Roseburg Thursday afternoon.
At least 10 people were killed and seven more were injured.
A.D. Bruce Religion Center’s manager Bruce Twenhafel said Reverend Laureen Suba, campus minister for the United Campus Ministries, will speak at the vigil and offer consoling words and prayers to the victims and the grieving community.
“(UH) as a society can emphasize and sympathize because we’re a family of learners,” he said.
The service and vigil will support the student and faculty community during the healing process over the shocking campus rampage, said Twenhafel.
“The University looks into the A.D. Bruce Religion Center and our campus ministers to provide support throughout the important times,” he said. “This would be one of the times where the religion center takes the lead to provide that space for all who choose to come.”
The event is open to the Cougar community and invites all students, staff and faculty to attend.
“We’re here as an open and welcoming community for anyone was to grieve, meditate,” said Tenhafel, “or simply to experience the words, the thought, the prayer, the silence.”