Watching the news unfold about the bombings in Beirut on Thursday and the brutal attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night, we at Explo want to share our heartfelt condolences and support to all those affected by these tragedies.

It is impossible to comprehend and to adequately express the sorrow and outrage we feel for the suffering that has occurred in both Beirut and Paris. The acts of terrorism, and the destruction they have caused, are unspeakable. We hope for your safety and wish you strength during this period of grief.

We mourn with our worldwide Explo community and offer healing thoughts to those near and far. We have been moved by the support and empathy our Explo students have been showing one another during this time, reaching out personally and through social media with prayers, poems, and words of peace and love.

We stand with you, Explo family and friends, at this time of heartbreak in the world.