A Comment on Christchurch

Today we stand with all those affected by the horrific attack on worshipers at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. The indiscriminate murder of Muslim men, women and children whilst at prayer is truly heart-breaking. 

As we mourn innocent lives lost, we must remember that it is up to all of us to stand up to hatred, which has no place in our world.

Today shows how easily hate can spread and result in sickening violence. We must continue to educate young people about where it can ultimately lead and be sure that they can identify the dangers of hateful rhetoric. 

We need to combat hate wherever, whenever, and how ever it appears. Today, tomorrow and always.