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Thosuands of Liberty students gathered to worship and pray for Israel, a sharp contrast to to other schools. Image: Instagram.

As pro-Hamas protests rage, Liberty University students worship

While students on many campuses across the nation protested in favor of Hamas, those at Liberty University gathered on the lawn for a worship service as part of the university’s Campus Community event held every Wednesday night.


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A student at Stanford University wears a Hamas headband during the protests. Photo: Twitter.

“How amazing it is that Liberty students come to our lawn and what we do rather than attacking one another is lift up the name of the only one who is worthy of our praise, and that is Jesus Christ, king of kings and lord of lords,” Chancellor Jonathan Falwell told student.

Students holding anti-Israel protests have been arrested at more than 20 colleges and universities in recent days, including Columbia University, Yale University, the University of Texas and the University of Southern California. At Columbia, protesters set up tents on a campus lawn and have refused multiple orders to leave. Students took over Hamilton Hall as part of their demand that Columbia University divest from Israel.

But at Liberty University, students stood side by side to sing songs of praise. Falwell read from John 3 and urged students to remain steadfast in their faith.

“This is a choice that we have to make,” he said “But understand it’s not a choice that we have to make once but one we have to make every single day. Every day when we wake up and put our feet on the ground, we have to decide that on this day, no matter what I face, no matter what I come up against, no matter what situations I may have to navigate, I’m going to honor God, I’m going to serve Christ, I’m going to run after him.”

In a post on X, Falwell noted the contrast between Liberty and other schools. “While so many college campuses are erupting in anger, hatred and violence,” he wrote, “it is refreshing to see @LibertyU students worship King Jesus.”

–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice

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