A message from our friends at Kingston Interfaith Community…
Kingston area residents are invited to share this information and join together on Monday:
We, members and leaders of diverse religious faiths and spiritual practices, are heartbroken and horrified by the news from Christchurch, New Zealand that at least 49 people are dead and dozens more injured while participating in Friday prayers at two mosques. Keenly aware of and grateful for Muslim friends and neighbours here in Kingston, we join them in holding in our hearts and prayers the individuals and families directly affected by this shooting, Muslim communities in Christchurch, across New Zealand, in Canada and around the world.
Standing with peace-makers and justice seekers here and everywhere, we continue to strongly denounce Islamophobia, religious intolerance in any form, violence in all forms and white supremacy. We remain even more deeply committed to mutual respect, understanding and harmony among and beyond peoples of all faith traditions and spiritual practices in Kingston, across Canada and around the world.
Please join together for the vigil on Monday evening! Join community and faith leaders to stand in mourning, hope, and reconciliation. Together we renew our commitment to work for peace, dignity, and justice.