Standing for Peace

Standing in solidarity with the victims of the LynnMall terror attack.

Saturday 11th September, 6.30 pm

Standing for Peace is an initiative for all New Zealanders.

We are shocked and heartbroken by the horrific attacks at LynnMall shopping centre on Friday 3rd September 2021.

Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

This Saturday the 11th of September at 6.30 pm, New Zealanders are invited to light a candle in solidarity with the victims and their families.

Those who are planning to participate are encouraged to light a candle at home, and if weather permits, stand with their candles, at their front gate.


Arbel and Sakina, youth ambassadors for this initiative observe that, ‘it is important now, more than ever, regardless of culture or creed, to unite and stand for peace and reject hate’, and while it’s hard to for us all to ‘meet together in person to support each other, we can still show it by joining in Standing for Peace.’

Sponsors of this initiative, Dr Tim Pratt, Lead Chaplain at the University of Auckland, and Dr Zain Ali, Professional Teaching Fellow at the University of Auckland, note that, ‘together we stand in support of the ‘golden rule’ that is shared across many cultures and traditions “care for one another”.

Aroha Mai, Aroha Atu
Love and compassion received, love and compassion given

Media Contact Zain Ali zali003@aucklanduni.ac.nz 021 164 0093

Reprinted from Northern Presbyterian Weekly Update, 9 September 2021

Published by St Johns Papatoetoe

Presbyterian Church, Hunters Corner, Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand belonging to Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ).

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