Christchurch: Send a message of hope now
Over 8000 people have shared their words of hope with our Muslim whānau. Add yours now.
On Friday the 15th of March, our Muslim community was attacked in their place of worship. Currently the death toll stands at 50. And the person that carried out these horrific attacks did so in the name of white supremacy and hate.
We are in shock. In anger and in pain. We want to do something. Please join us in this first step now.
The New Zealand Muslim community is hurting, let them know that we stand for a nation where freedom, justice, hope and love are not negotiable values, but at the heart of who we are. Deliver them a message of hope and love to sustain them in the dark days to come.
We are working towards the most respectful and meaningful way to share your messages with the Muslim community in Christchurch and around New Zealand, as well some messages of hope will be on billboards, newspapers and websites across the country. Over the coming week the public displays will show people of all ethnicities, religions and cultures – especially our Muslim whānau – the outpouring of empathy and aroha.
Some of the heartfelt messages shared so far have been:
My heart is broken but Aotearoa is undivided in our strength, compassion and aroha. We are one. - Teresa, NZ
Thank you to all our Muslim families for being part of New Zealand. We are a richer, better place because you are with us. - Ragne, NZ
Through our tears, sending love, strength and solidarity from Australia. We are so terribly sorry." - Caroline, Australia
As the messages are shared nationwide, you can show the Muslim community that we will stand with them, support them and love them as they face their darkest days. Your words may seem little, but they will mean a lot to those who have lost so much.