Uniting Church statement on the Christchurch attack

As Moderators and President, we are here in New Zealand with the ex -president of the Methodist Church in New Zealand and the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in New Zealand.

We are deeply distressed to hear of the shootings at the Deans Avenue Mosque and the Linwood Masjid in Christchurch, New Zealand. We offer our prayers and support to all those affected, particularly victims and their families.

As people of faith our hearts go out to our Muslim sisters and brothers.

An attack on people of faith is an attack on us all, who seek to worship in safety and peace.

We invite all Uniting Church members to join members of the Methodist Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand in observing a minute’s silence on Sunday, to pray for the New Zealand community and society and for those most directly affected.

This statement is from The President, Dr Deidre Palmer, and the Moderator's from across the Uniting Church in Australia