Some New Jersey Presbyterian churches on high alert after letter threatens arson

Some Presbyterian churches in New Jersey are on high alert this week after an anonymous letter threatened to burn down churches.

The letter was sent to the Presbyterian churchs Louisville, Kentucky headquarters and stated that churches would be burned to the ground with parishioners inside. The letter was sent in protest to an action the national church took last summer to begin a phased, selective divestment from corporations that profit from Israels occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

Every pastor in the 250 Presbyterian churches in New Jersey were alerted of the letter. They are being instructed this week on safety precautions to take. The arson threat is currently under investigation.

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