Statement on the Attack in Christchurch, New Zealand

March 15, 2019

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America expresses deep condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the horrific murders at the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured in the terror attack.

We stand with our Muslim brothers and sisters throughout the world against senseless hatred and bigotry, and the despicable violence they breed. We condemn, in the strongest terms, the horrific murder of innocent people, and the added abhorrence of violence in houses of prayer. We commit to continue to work toward a future in which people of all faiths may respect each other and live together in safety and peace.