Message: In light of Charlotte, we are called together

Update to this post: Today’s service will be led from the Global Christian tradition.

This message was emailed Sept. 21 to students, faculty and staff on behalf of Vice President Penny Rue and Chaplain Tim Auman:

Dear Members of the Wake Forest Community,

The wave of national unrest between police officers and people of color landed close to home last night. The police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott led to protests that continued into the early morning hours and resulted in several injuries and property damage.

At Wake Forest, we know that we are a community in progress – certainly not perfect, but better when we come together. This afternoon we have an opportunity to come together for a time of prayer and reflection.

Called Together, a weekly prayer service sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain, is a time to gather and pray about the many issues and events that affect our community, nation and world. All members of the community are invited to join us today at 12 noon in Davis Chapel.


Penny Rue, Vice President for Campus Life
Tim Auman, University Chaplain