Zoom Meeting in support of Sri Lankans and victims of terrorist attacks
Wellington, September 18, 2021
Responding to the terrorist attack in Auckland’s Lynn Mall, a nationwide virtual prayer vigil for peace and wellbeing will involve leaders from many faith communities tomorrow, Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 2 pm.
Solidarity with communities
David Zwartz, a founding member of the Wellington Interfaith Council and a member of the organising committee for the prayers, said that the purpose is to offer solidarity to the victims, as well as the Sri Lankan and Muslim communities who are being unfairly maligned.
“There should be no place for any kind of physical, verbal, psychological or emotional attacks, or abuse in this country – against anyone. This is not us. This is not our Kiwi way. The only thing we as a nation, and for that matter, as a world community should be fighting against is the Covid pandemic, and for wellbeing for all,” he said.
Marking International Day for Peace
The vigil also marks the United Nations International Day for Peace on September 21, 2021.
In the spirit of the UN Day, the organisers of this event have called on all New Zealanders to rally around and support all the individuals and communities affected by the mall attack.
The virtual prayers offered up by a wide range of faith groups around the country will be on Zoom hosted by the Wellington Interfaith Council.
Those keen on participation should register at the following link:
Source: Press Release