Te Raranga Media Release
Thursday 28 March 2019
Building a foundation of love and respect for all is the sentiment behind the combined Christian Churches, as represented by Te Raranga, gifting a total of $155,000 to the Muslim community here in Christchurch.
The gift was collect by many Christian churches both here in Christchurch and across the nation following the recent Mosque attacks on 15 March 2019 here in Christchurch. It was given to meet the immediate needs of the families and communities affected by the tragedy.
As well as the monetary gift, the Christian Ministers and Leaders in Christchurch also offered to help in other ways as requested and are talking to the Muslim leadership of both the Linwood and Riccarton Mosques.
Attachment: The letter sent to Imams Ibrahim Abdelhalim and Gamal Fouda can be downloaded here.
Media and Communications Officer, Anglican Diocese of Christchurch, on behalf of Te Raranga
Kings Church Pastor, on behalf of Te Raranga