The events of 15 March have been labelled as “New Zealand’s darkest day.”
The entire country has been affected by the senseless act of violence that claimed the lives of 50 people.
Despite the terror of that day, and the fear that NZ will never be the same again, the nation has come together to show solidarity and support for its Muslim community.
“One ‘positive’ from such tragedy is that it weaves the goodness of the human spirit closer together, at least for a while,” said Bishop Charles Drennan, the day after the shootings. “From the Church world, I’ve received messages of concern and support from Ireland, England, Latvia, Brazil, Panama, Italy, the Vatican and Australia.”