From Emory University, July 4, 2016: “Together we grieve the tragic deaths of Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain at the hands of terrorists in Dhaka, Bangladesh. As an international university committed to confronting the human condition and human experience, we encounter violence in communities, locally and globally, where we are engaged. Today, we are profoundly and personally impacted by the loss of two members of our community.
On Thursday, July 7, at 1 p.m., we will gather in Cannon Chapel for an interfaith Vigil for Dhaka. Together, we offer hope to one another and embody for the world peace and compassion. For those who are scattered around the globe this summer, you may join us through a lifestream feed.”
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James Marshall Smith is an adjunct professor in the Environmental Health Division of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.