We are deeply saddened about the terror attack that happened today in Christchurch, New Zealand. We offer our sincerest condolences to those who lost their loved ones and to the people of New Zealand. We strongly condemn this heinous attack that targeted believers while performing their worship service on their holy day.

Terrorism is an affliction that affects the entire humanity and we must all join hands to defeat it. We believe this disease can be treated through dialogue, education and by nurturing a perspective that sees every human as inherently worthy and dignified. We strongly hope that love and solidarity become widespread among all humans and similar tragedies won’t reoccur in the future.