Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch mosque attack’

International donor giving $10 million to rebuild mosque after Christchurch terror attack

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

One of the mosques at the centre of the Christchurch terrorist attack will be rebuilt as part of a $10 million development paid for by an international donor. A United Arab Emirates foundation, known for funding multimillion-dollar buildings across the world, enlisted an Australian architect to design a new mosque and events centre commemorating the Read more

Support for Christchurch Muslims falling

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Following the massacre on 15 March 2019, case managers were assigned to the bereaved and injured to help them navigate their way around government agencies including the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and Immigration New Zealand (INZ). Muslim Association of Canterbury general secretary Feroze Ditta, who still carried fragments of the Read more

Priests compose songs to commemorate Christchurch Mosque tragedy

Monday, March 16th, 2020

To mark the first anniversary of the Mosque shooting tragedy, Father James Lyons and Fr Chris Skinner have worked with each other to record two commemorative songs. Lyons sent a link to the songs to the prime minister with a note saying: “We think these songs could play a part in this current time of Read more

Christchurch tragedy anniversary -Catholic Interfaith group’s letter

Monday, March 16th, 2020

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Interfaith Relations has written a letter for parishes and the wider Aotearoa communities, reflecting on the tragic events in Christchurch a year ago. Read more

Muslim Couple lift 51 Afghans out of poverty to honour a Mosque attack victims

Monday, March 9th, 2020

After Christchurch mosque shootings, Bariz and Afrasyabi decided to help 51 people in honour of the 51 people who died. They returned to Christchurch this month after spending three months in Kabul and Jalalabad equipping 51 people with the means to earn a living through their own micro-enterprises. Read more

Muslims don’t want March 15 memorial service

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Members of the Muslim community are unhappy about a planned service to mark one year since the Christchurch terror attack. But it will go ahead with their reluctant blessing. Continue reading

Major US corporations for global spread of anti-Muslim violence

Monday, November 11th, 2019

A new report by watchdog groups claims that major technology platforms, Wall Street businesses and right-wing media corporations are complicit in enabling white supremacist and anti-Muslim bigotry across the world. The paper, “Fanning the Flames,” was published Thursday (Oct. 31) by the Action Center on Race and the Economy’s Crescendo Project in partnership with the Read more

Level of trust after Christchurch mosque massacre

Monday, August 12th, 2019

A survey of 1000 New Zealanders was carried out to find what impact, if any, the terror attack in Christchurch had on people’s trust levels. There is no evidence in the results of local anti-Semitism or Islamophobia in the form of a trust deficit displayed towards Jews or Muslims compared to mainstream Christian denominations. But Read more

PM understands why massacre survivor thanked Trump

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

The prime minister of New Zealand says she is not surprised by the thanks and praise that a survivor of the terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch offered President Trump. Farid Ahmed, who lost his wife in the shootings, was among 27 survivors of religious persecution from all over the world who met president Trump Read more

Christchurch Mosque survivor addresses religious freedom summit

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

Farid Ahmed, a survivor of an attack on his mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand spoke at the opening of the US State Department’s second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom on Tuesday (July 16). He emotionally recalled having to go home after the March 15 mass shooting and tell his daughter that her mother would no Read more