BY ISN STAFF | June 2, 2017
On Tuesday, faculty and staff at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon, were tasked with responding to a local act of violence that attracted significant national attention throughout the Memorial Day weekend. The prior Friday, two men were killed and one injured after being stabbed while coming to the aid of two teenage girls who were the target of a xenophobic tirade while riding a MAX train in the city. On Tuesday morning, the school community united in prayer for peace and understanding as they collectively mourned the violence in their city.
The following prayer was written by Don Clarke, Director of Campus Ministry at Jesuit High School Portland, and offered up as students returned to school following the May 25 tragedy: