Light Display Honors Terrorism Victims

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Light Display Honors Terrorism Victims

Responding to the evil darkness of terrorism, Loyola Marymount University is showing lights and compassion.

In solidarity with victims of terrorism worldwide, LMU’s Sacred Heart Chapel will be illuminated in the flag colors of five countries that have suffered recent acts of terrorism. This display follows a well-attended prayer service on Sunday, Nov. 15, where the victims of recent terrorist attacks were remembered.

“We place a strong emphasis on global citizenship at the university,” said James Erps, S.J., director of Campus Ministry at LMU. “It is important for our students to recognize that we live in a world of tragedy and struggle. We need to regularly move our focus beyond the bluff to understand our role and responsibilities as global citizens.”

The lights will be displayed in a 3 to 4 minute rotation from nightfall until 2 a.m. on Thursday through Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, when the colors will be projected onto the iconic chapel on the Westchester campus.

The countries memorialized are: Nigeria’s green/white/green; Kenya’s black/red/green; Russia’s white/blue/red; Lebanon’s red/white/green; Israel's blue/white/blue; Mali's green/yellow/red, and France’s blue/white/red.

More than 2,500 people died in the attacks being remembered.