Emory Holds Vigil For Students Killed In Bangladesh

Jul 7, 2016

The Emory community gathered today at an interfaith vigil to mourn the loss of two students killed last week in a terrorist attack in Bangladesh.

Abinta Kabir and Faraaz Hossain were among 28 people murdered in a cafe in Dhaka on Friday.

Militants stormed the restaurant and held hostages for 10 hours before paramilitary forces ended the siege.

Lyn Pace is the Chaplain for Emory’s Oxford College. He said the community was united in its grief.

“Out of grief together eventually comes hope and out of this hope we are urged by those lives we remembered and honored here today to create peace wherever we go,” Pace said.

Kabir was a rising sophomore at Emory’s Oxford College and Hossain was enrolled in the university’s business school.

Emory Chapel Dean Bridgette Ross said this will not be the last memorial held for the students and plans to hold another service when students return in the fall.