Cherry Hill Seminary Affirms and Supports HBCUs and Places of Worship Threatened With Violence

For Immediate Release: Thursday, February 3, 2022

Contact: Holli Emore, IPSC Chair, Executive Director, 803-862-9088,

COLUMBIA—Cherry Hill Seminary decries the bomb threats made to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), churches and synagogues in recent weeks, particularly as they have occurred at the beginning of this country’s annual Black History Month. We support our communities of color around the country and call on all connected with the Seminary to do the same.

Executive Director Holli Emore took part in a national call on Tuesday which the FBI held with higher education and religious leaders. She said, “The FBI is providing special support to schools and religious congregations to both counter such threats and to help with prevention measures. While Cherry Hill Seminary operates from a digital-only campus, our values of embracing diversity and serving communities compel us to speak out on behalf of freedom and justice.”

The mission of Cherry Hill Seminary is to empower spiritual leadership, scholarship, and ethics through theological and pastoral education to nurture interfaith engagement in a diverse society.

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