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Standing with our Muslim brothers and sisters


In the aftermath of the tragic Christchurch terror attacks, people from around the world, especially here in New Zealand have come together in solidarity, hope and love. Here are just a selection of prayers and messages from students of Sancta Maria College showing our support for our Muslim brothers and sisters and the Christchurch community.

“This is not New Zealand. We send all our love. Stay safe, love you guys.”

Ellison Yong

“New Zealand is tolerant to diversity, not hatred and discrimination. Sending love to the Muslim community.”

Sareece Warren

“We were supposed to be a safe community. We want peace not war. Don’t bring back, what was finished years ago.”

Maddy Maximiano

“You didn’t deserve this, no matter what you believe in, where you’re from, the actions done against you aren’t justified. But we are with you. You will forever have the support of us and no matter what we’ll strive to help for a better future.”

Yuvani Gampalage

“You should have been safe here. We’re extremely sorry.”

Minju Kim

“I pray that those affected by the Muslim Mosque shooting may recover safely and may gain support from others around them.”

John Kyle Baltazar & Joseph George

“What you have gone through in the past week is truly devastating. Remember that you are still loved and respected by the rest of New Zealand. One man doesn’t change the thoughts of millions of other people.”

Holly Pukeiti

“God Bless and be safe.”

Pavel Cabardo

“To the people of Christchurch, we stand with you in this time of great suffering. All of New Zealand’s thoughts and prayers are with you as we mourn those who have passed because of this atrocity.”

Joshua Balisa

“We are one.”

Avram Taguinod

“We are there for you.”

Gabriel Balisa

“All of New Zealand is supporting you.”

Kristopher Johansen

“We stand with you Christchurch.”

Gerard Bautista

“People do not accept what has happened to you. Please know that we support you with our hearts and pray you get better.”

Eugene Cruz

“I’m sorry this world is so cruel and dark, you have been unfairly treated and I pray that this story echoes through history’s walls and shakes the future.”

Mel Boerlage

“You are loved and you are part of us. Please know that. Not one of you should have had to go through the events on the 15th of March. I keep you and anyone affected in my prayers.”

Meggy Laguda

“I just want to let you know that you are loved, you are valuable and you should have been kept safe in your place of prayer. We, New Zealand are with you all.”

Faith Cruz

“Kia Kaha Christchurch.”

Michelle Dempsey, Joyce Ecclestone & Alex Guadalupe

“I’m so sorry for what is happening to you. You don’t deserve this and I pray things get better. This is your home and I hope others know that and treat you well. God Bless you. You should I know I have your backs all the way. I hope your families are okay. God bless.”

Jaime Currie

“I’m sorry for what has happened to you. You do not deserve this. I’m sorry that there are people in this world who do not accept each other for who we are.”

Jade Coldicutt-Trotter

“You deserve to feel safe in your own country. You are us.”

Nicola Bebelman

“Kia Kaha Christchurch. We are all praying for you and sending our love to your families.”

Stacey St George

“For those who were affected in the Christchurch shooting, we will keep you in our prayers.”

Milar Burton

“We are one family and our thoughts and prayers are with you always. New Zealand stands with you. You are us. Kia Kaha to Christchurch, and all our Muslim brothers and sisters around the world.

Audrie Mamaradlo

“To all those who were affected, we constantly pray for them and remind them that they do not have to go through this alone. We are with you. Stay Strong.”

Crisha Cruz

“Christchurch, we send our love and prayers to all the victims and families/friends of the terror attacks in your city. We stand with you and you should be able to feel safe in your own country. We hope you feel loved and cherished and that we will get through this together.”

Daniella Joven, Sophia Bebelman, Grace Sih & Phoebe Kong.

“Dear people of Christchurch, I would just like to remind you that the people of New Zealand are here to support you and are sending all our love to each and everyone of you. Everyone is one and we’re never alone.”

Lorenzo Cruz

“We stand by our Muslim brothers and sisters all over New Zealand. We are one New Zealand, and we stand with each other at this time of grief.”

Ethan Rogacion

“For all the victims of the shooting, I hope that you find the strength to go through this tough time, and I pray that those who have passed on find peace and rest well.”

Samara Anubhav

“We are so sorry for the loss you are currently going through. That was your place of worship, you should have been safe. I can only begin to apologise for the blind ignorance of others and offer my love.”

Natalie Stellenberg

“Christchurch, we are really sorry to hear about the losses that you’ve had due to the recent tragedy. I hope you are able to make a recovery and I hope that you start to feel better. You’re all in my prayers. Lots of love from Auckland and Sancta Maria College.”

Maverick Ryan