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Date: May 26, 2017
For Immediate Release
NCC Condemns Terrorist Violence In Manchester and Minya Province, Egypt
WASHINGTON: This past week the world witnessed a heinous terrorist attack against young people attending a pop concert in Manchester, England. Along with all people of goodwill, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA condemns this horrific act of violence, and we mourn for the victims alongside their families and friends.
This same evil was perpetrated against Coptic Orthodox Christians, many of them young people, this morning in Egypt. This terrorist action, which took place as workmen and worshippers were on their way to a monastery, follows Palm Sunday bombings of two Coptic Orthodox churches which also claimed innocent lives. We join our Coptic brothers and sisters in mourning the dead and injured and extend our prayers to those who lost loved ones.
There is absolutely no justification for such violence. Murder is murder, and evil is evil.
Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for shared ecumenical witness among Christians in the United States. The NCC's 38 member communions -- from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches -- include 45 million persons in more than 100,000 local congregations in communities across the nation.
NCC News contact: Steven D. Martin: 202.412.4323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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