AAR Statement on Colorado Springs Shooting 

Approved by the AAR Board of Directors November 20, 2022

As we gather in Denver for the Annual Meeting, we at the American Academy of Religion are saddened by the shootings that occurred at Club Q in Colorado Springs. We denounce violence that is enacted upon marginalized populations and are in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ community members and the victims of this tragedy. We, too, understand the machinations of a world that regularly visits harm on marginalized populations as especially relevant on this Transgender Day of Remembrance.