Memphis Theological Seminary stands in solidarity with the persons, families, and larger communities devastated by the armed violence committed on March 15th, 2019 at and around the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Center in Christchurch, New Zealand.

As Christians attentive to and called to love all of our neighbors, our response to this violence must be clear: supremacist ideologies and the violence they spawn are antithetical to the Gospel message in which we ground our identity. As Christians we respond in love and truth condemning Islamophobia in all forms. We extend prayers, support, and love to those affected and devastated by this horrific violence. We hold our neighbors—our Muslim brothers and sisters–in our hearts and in our prayers.