Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch terrorist attack’

Peace, unity and love mark terror attack anniversary

Monday, March 14th, 2022

Three years on from a terror attack on Christchurch’s Muslim community, the community is helping build understanding. Rather than Remembrance services, this year the Muslim community decided to mark the occasion differently. Whānau Trust spokesman Rashid Bin Omar said Islamic Awareness Week aimed to spread peace, unity and love as opposed to the attacker’s aim Read more

Growing interest in the Muslim faith

Monday, August 19th, 2019

There are no official nationwide figures on Muslims in New Zealand but anecdotally there are signs of a growing interest in the Islamic faith. Since the Christchurch terror attack, thousands have taken Qurans or other literature. Imam Nizamul Haq Thanvi of the International Muslim Association of New Zealand said immediately after the attack, three to Read more

Jewish organisations donate $1M to Mosque attack victims

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
Jewish organisations donate

Jewish community leaders joined Muslim officials in Christchurch on Wednesday, to hand over 1.1 million dollars raised for the victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks. The Jewish community has asked that some of the donated money is used for interfaith activities to foster a greater connection between the Jewish and Muslim communities. “Our faith has Read more

Our grief threatens to overwhelm our community

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Calling the city’s grief “raw and real,” New Zealand Bishop Paul Martin of Christchurch called on people to overcome hate with love after Friday’s attack on two mosques in the city left 50 people dead. “We are unable to express the confusion and pain we feel. “Our grief threatens to overwhelm our community at the Read more