The Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit
is a civic organization of lay and clerical people
whose shared highest and best values compel us to work towards a thriving community.
We do this by bringing together people of good will;
by actively working on conflict transformation within the community,
and through education and communication to increase understanding and friendship.
We are shocked and saddened by the horrific shootings in the mosques located in Christchurch, New Zealand.
It is especially disheartening and abhorrent when individuals are targeted during religious services. We urge increased efforts to reach out to those of all faiths, to express support for religious freedoms and to vigorously reject hate speech and violence.
We urge solidarity and support of our Muslim neighbors during this very difficult time.