Al-Jamia Mosque holding vigil following New Zealand attack

Mar 15 2019, 3:18 pm

A mosque in Vancouver has announced that they will be holding a prayer vigil and memorial service to stand in solidarity with those in New Zealand.

The announcement comes shortly after a terrorist attack in New Zealand that left 49 dead and 48 more injured.

According to the New Zealand Police, attacks took place at two different mosques on Friday, at which time Muslims gathered for weekly prayers.

The attack was allegedly targeting migrant communities in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Al-Jamia Mosque-Pakistan Canada Association and the Coalition Against Bigotry – Pacific, will hold the service on Friday at 7:30 pm.

“The vigil and memorial service are a welcome space for Muslims of all denominations as well as people of other faiths and beliefs,” says the organizers.

The public is encouraged to join in and share in our grief and outrage at the memory of those who died praying in the Quebec Grand Mosque is still fresh in our minds.

The Al-Jamia Mosque located at 655 West 8th Avenue in Vancouver and is a short walk from Olympic Village Station. It’s also the oldest Mosque in BC, established in 1963 by the Pakistan Canada Association.

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Prayer vigil and memorial service in solidarity with New Zealand

When: Friday, March 15, 2019

Time: 7:30

Where: Al-Jamia Mosque – 655 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver