Christchurch: Send a message of hope now
More than 10,000 people have shared their words of hope with our Muslim whānau. Add yours now.
On Friday the 15th of March, the Muslim community was attacked in their place of worship. 51 people were killed and dozens more injured. And the person who 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. Some messages of hope have already been on billboards, newspapers and websites across the country. The public displays show people of all ethnicities, religions and cultures – especially our Muslim whānau – the outpouring of empathy and aroha.
Here are some of the heartfelt messages shared so far:
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. Your words may seem little, but they will mean a lot to those who have lost so much.