In the face of unspeakable tragedy, it is difficult to know what to do. We stand in solidarity with the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attacks and look for ways to provide tangible support in the immediate moment. We also consider the undeniable need for policy change and deep systemic healing not only in our own country, but throughout the world.
Impact Your World is vetting organizations where you can donate to help those affected by this tragedy.
One of them is the New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups. It has launched a crowdfunding campaign to collect funds helping victims of the attacks and their families.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has set up a fund for the victims you can also donate to. Last year PIttsburgh’s Muslim communities raised hundreds of thousands for Jewish victims of the Tree of LIfe Synagogue shooting. The Jewish Federation says on its website: “We stand in solidarity with the Muslim community in Christchurch, in Pittsburgh, and around the world.”
On social media, use the hashtag
#MyMosque to share photos of your neighborhood mosques and prayer services. Non-Muslims, check in on your Muslim friends and family. We must love and protect each other.
Consider connecting with one of these powerful organizations to make a difference in the long term:
#getcivic #engageconnectempower #civicmatch
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