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Vigils and commemorations today (120 hits)

Events are being held around the country today to remember the 50 people who lost their lives a week ago.

Scarves in Solidarity - people are encouraged to wear head scarves today to show support for the victims of the terror attacks.
People are being asked to stay off Facebook for 50 hours from 1.40pm, the time the alleged gunman started broadcasting live video of the shooting last Friday.
The 50 hour Facebook fast will offer one hour for every victim and aims to make Facebook aware of people's feelings about the video that was posted.

Two minutes silence will be observed from 1.32pm at Hagley Park, opposite the Al Noor Mosque in Deans Ave. This will follow a broadcast of the Muslim call to prayer at 1.30pm, on RNZ and TVNZ.
The Nelson Islamic Cultural Society is holding a special prayer service for the victims from midday. All welcome.
A human chain will surround Muslims worshipping at the Kilbirnie masjid in Wellington today. Wellingtonians who want to take part are asked to gather outside the mosque on Queens Drive in Kilbirnie at 1.15pm.
In Auckland, mosques are opening their doors to the public from 4.30pm to 8pm, giving an opportunity for Aucklanders to meet their Muslim community and show support and solidarity.
A Jummah Remembrance Vigil will be held to show support for the victims' families and the wider Muslim community from 6pm at Auckland Domain.
A vigil will be held at the Bowl of Brooklands in New Plymouth at 7pm.
A candle-lit hikoi of unity will be held in Hastings, starting at Albert Square at 6.30pm and finishing at the Baitul Mokarram Masjid in Heretaunga Street East. Women wanting to attend are asked to wear headscarfs as a sign of respect, if they feel comfortable doing so.
A vigil will be held at Imam Reza Mosque in New Lynn from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
The Kāpiti Vigil for Christchurch will be held at 7pm at the Zeal youth centre at 132 Rimu Road.

Posted By: Steve Williams
Thursday, March 21st 2019 at 9:34PM
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Thanks steve for accurate News and phraseology

……. Baitul Mokarram Masjid May Allaah reward the doers of good and reward the good with Paradise

Friday, March 22nd 2019 at 8:27AM
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