Vigil for Peace in the Middle East

Posted: October 10, 2023

Chapel Reflection PoolWe join Pope Francis in expressing solidarity with the victims of the attacks in Israel over the weekend, and in his prayers for their families, all those living in “terror and anguish” and for peace and healing. 

“Let it be understood that terrorism and war do not lead to any resolutions, but only to the death and suffering of so many innocent people.”

Watch the full video of the Pope’s prayer for peace in Israel and Palestine.

  • Join Campus Ministry in praying for peace and healing in Israel and Palestine on Thursday, Oct. 12, 5:30 p.m. at the reflection pool near the Chapel of St. Ignatius. All are welcome.

  • Q&A on the Israel-Hamas War: Earlier in the day (Oct. 12), student questions will drive this informal, lunchtime conversation from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in room 307 of the Administration Building. Associate Professor of History and International Studies Nova Robinson will use the history of the conflict and the region to answer questions. This event is free and open to all SU community members. (Bring your own lunch.) 

Resources for SU community 

Let us especially keep in our thoughts and prayers those members of the SU community who are impacted by the terrorist attacks on Israel and ongoing war.

Students needing support can call Counseling and Psychological Services at 206-296-6090 for an appointment. Campus Ministers are available in Student Center 120: call 206-296-6075 or 206-296-6052 for an appointment. Additional telehealth resources are available through TimelyCare

Staff and faculty seeking support can access benefits through Resources for Living, SU's employee assistance provider. Please contact Human Resources for more information. The Center for Jesuit Education is also a source of support for faculty and staff.