Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch mosque attack’

Level of trust after Christchurch mosque massacre Comments 0

Monday, August 12th, 2019
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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 Comments 0

Monday, July 22nd, 2019
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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 Comments 0

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

Islam – Christianity: The beginning of a long journey Comments 0

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Christian groups have reacted in vastly different ways in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque attack – some reaching out with offers of support while others continue to see Islam as a threat. Former Methodist leader Keith Rowe says church groups haven’t gone far enough in accepting Islam. Overall, Rowe says, the Christian response was Read more

‘Egg Boy’ gives donations to survivors of Christchurch shooting Comments 0

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

An Australian teen who has come to be known as ‘egg boy’ after he”egged” a far-right senator over his offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks says he has donated almost Aus$100,000 (US$69,000) raised for his legal defence, to the victims of the shootings. William Connolly, nicknamed “Eggboy”, made international headlines when he cracked an Read more

Hundreds join interfaith bike tour of Christchurch Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019

An interfaith bike tour celebrated the Christchurch’s cultural and religious diversity by visiting eight spiritual sites across the city on two wheels. The inaugural Interfaith Memorial Bike Ride was organised on Sunday to bring people together after the tragic mosque shootings on March 15 and there was an air of excitement as we waited in Read more

YouTube has deleted under one percent of flagged hate videos Comments 0

Monday, May 20th, 2019

YouTube has removed less than one percent of the 15 million hate videos flagged to it, figures given to MPs have revealed. Statistics provided to the UK Home Affairs Select Committee show that only 25,000 of nearly 15 million videos that were flagged as hateful or abusive between July and December last year have been Read more

Police give safety briefings to places of worship Comments 0

Monday, May 6th, 2019
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Churches, mosques, synagogues and other places of worship are getting personalised safety briefings from the police. Police are delivering safety tips and going through emergency plans with religious organisations to ensure people are – and feel – safe when they pray. Last week anti-Muslim leaflets were placed on cars while people attended church services in Palmerston Read more

Critics say Destiny Church gives God a bad name Comments 0

Monday, April 29th, 2019
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The Destiny Church has been criticised for demonstrating outside the Al Noor Mosque in an attempt to reclaim Christchurch in the name of Jesus. The photo above shows Destiny Church Christchurch senior pastor Derek Marina Tait reaching out to a member of the Muslim community during the call to prayer and peace vigil at Hagley Park on Read more

Priest chased, stabbed during televised Mass Comments 0

Monday, March 25th, 2019

A Montreal priest was chased and stabbed while celebrating mass last Friday. The attack on Father Claude Grou at Saint Joseph’s Oratory was captured on a livestream and television broadcast of the mass. Footage shows a man in jeans, a parka and a white baseball cap run up the sanctuary steps towards the priest. Grou Read more