April 18, 2013 | Washington, DC
WORDE extends its heartfelt sympathies to the victims, friends, and families of those struck by the Boston Marathon bombings. We join our fellow Americans in strongly condemning all acts of terrorism, and the loss of innocent lives. It is in these times of crisis that we come together as a nation to provide solace to those who have been affected, and to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Going forward, across diverse cultures, faiths and ethnicities, we must work together to identify the psychological, social, and ideological precursors to violence. This synergy should also be used to build peaceful and resilient communities. We ask that our fellow faith leaders, analysts, social activists and academics join us in a collaborative effort with government officials to counter the rise of violent extremism-whoever the perpetrator may be.