On March 27, hundreds of mourners came together to honor the victims of the massacre at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15. Rabbis, pastors and elected officials came together to pray for the 51 worshippers who were brutally gunned down during Friday prayers and the the nearly 50 who were injured. They stood in solidarity with the Muslim community and emphasized that hate of any kind including racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and Islamophobia must be challenged and eradicated. Names of the victims were called out before a moment of silence and a funeral prayer was performed for the deceased. The Muslim community is grateful for the love and solidarity of their fellow Tennesseans. Read The Tennessean coverage of the vigil below.
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