The Sikh community in New Zealand has come forward to provide financial support for people affected by the Christchurch shootings and their family members. Within five days of posting an appeal on Facebook, the community collected over NZ$60,000 and has recently donated the entire amount to help the victims.
A Muslim chaplaincy service begins today at the University of Otago, something that has been in the planning for some time, but coincidentally arrives at a critical time for Muslim staff and students with the recent tragic events in Christchurch.
An imam who survived the terror attack at Al Noor mosque has declared New Zealand “unbreakable” in a sermon attended by thousands in Christchurch on Friday and called on world leaders eliminate hate speech, saying the massacre “did not come overnight”.
Papuan villagers share their wounds with WCC Pilgrim Team. Women and children are the first victims of deforestation and destruction of environment in Papua.
WASHINGTON, DC – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today condemned in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attacks on Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Chair Tenzin Dorjee said:
“We know this suffering, this extremism born of racial supremacy, this theft of identity. Send your community our aroha (love) and that we will together prevail over this hate and racism in Aotearoa. It doesn’t belong in Aotearoa. We fight it every day and we vow to fight it even more.
A 28-year-old man, Brenton Tarrant, has appeared in court in Christchurch charged with murder following the attack on two mosques yesterday in which 49 people have died. New Zealand police say more charges are likely to be laid. Increased Police vigilance is outside all New Zealand Mosques today.
MANILA, Philippines – In a show of unity and peace, Christians and Muslims joined forces in a prayer rally on Sunday, February 3, to condemn the deadly blasts that rocked the southern Philippines last week.
Two bombs have exploded outside a Roman Catholic cathedral on a southern Philippine island where Muslim militants are active, killing at least 27 people and injuring more than 70 during a Sunday mass.
Griffith University’s Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue was among the key collaborators at the 2018 G20 Interfaith Forum, which closed in Buenos Aires on Friday (Sept 28). Centre Director Dr Brian Adams (pictured) was in the Argentinean capital for the fifth annual staging of the forum. “It is an honour to have spoken for the Forum organisers,” Dr Adams said.