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Augsburg University Statement on Violence in Israel and Palestine

Augsburg University grieves for those who have been caught up in the escalating conflict in and around the Gaza Strip, following the recent Hamas-led attacks in Israel. We lament the violence, terrorism, and human rights abuses that continue to claim innocent lives and undermine security in Israel and Palestine. Together with our partners in the ELCA and members of the Augsburg community with personal ties to the region, we pray for justice, reconciliation, and a durable peace.

Augsburg’s Center for Global Education and Experience values its programming in Israel and Palestine in collaboration with Dar al-Kalima University in Bethlehem, whose mission is to bring about social change in this historically and religiously significant region through the awareness that art and civic engagement can bring to society. No Augsburg personnel or students are currently participating in CGEE programming in the area.

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