Christchurch shooting: Statement from Council of Wellington Churches

As Christian churches in Wellington we express our care and support for the Muslim communities in Christchurch who have suffered a terrible attack on their people and on their safety.

We commit to the peaceful coexistence of all faith communities in New Zealand, and concern for all who face hostility and prejudice.

We encourage Christians to actively seek out Muslim neighbours to express their support and reassure them of concern for their welfare.

Fr Ron Bennett, Chairman, Council of Wellington Churches.