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National Faith Leader Mourns New Zealand Mosque Attack


March 15, 2019


Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202) 735-7123​

National Faith Leader Mourns New Zealand Mosque Attack

Washington, D.C. — Two mosques were attacked in New Zealand by a white supremacist terrorist. Forty-nine people were killed and a suspect is in custody. Faith leaders across the world are condemning the attack.​

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life:

“I am appalled and heartbroken over this white supremacist attack on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Today people of all faiths mourn with Muslim communities, and stand in resolute unity against white supremacist terrorists. No one should fear for their lives in their house of worship. I call on elected officials everywhere bring people together and affirm our human solidarity and commit to stopping the rise of white nationalist violence. May our fierce, active love cast out the demons of hate around the globe.”


Faith in Public Life is a national network of nearly 50,000 clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice and the common good.

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