ANZASW stands with our Muslim community

ANZASW today extends our warmest support to the Muslim community and all those that were affected by the 2019 mosque attacks. Two years ago, today (on the 15 March 2019), 51 people were killed while they prayed. Today we remember those that were lost and offer our support and aroha to those who live with the ongoing trauma of that tragic day.

As the Association’s President Sharyn Roberts commented “a sea of flowers” and “they are us” reminded us, that love, kindness and unity is what defines us as a nation. March the 15th now resonates as a day where love and kindness triumphed over hatred and darkness. Whiria te tāngata – weave the people together.”

ANZASW encourages everyone today to pause and reflect on what inclusivity in Aotearoa means to them, to question what we might be able to do in our personal and professional lives that continues to promote the importance of kindness, unity and an absolute intolerance of racism in any form.

Kia kaha, kia kotahi ra. As-salaam alaikum.

Our strength is our unity. Peace be unto you.