Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

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Global Ministries condemns attacks at New Zealand mosques

We join our voices at Global Ministries with that of Christians around the world in condemnation of the shootings at two Aotearoa, New Zealand mosques. Such terrorism and the pain it inflicts reminds us of the kinship of all people across religious and cultural boundaries. The attacks at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in the city of Christchurch violate the spirit of civility and peaceful diversity of New Zealand. Such violence is especially heinous when inflicted on people at prayer. Our hearts and prayers are with all of those directly affected by this horror and for the well-being of the entire human family. May we be united in prayer for an end to hatred, violence and bloodshed.

Thomas Kemper
General Secretary