Visiting the Al-Noor Mosque in Christchurch

I recently had the immense privilege of visiting Al-Noor Mosque in Christchurch where I paid my respects to the innocent targets of the massacre and met with some survivors and family members whose lives have changed forever by this brutal attack.  Entering the arched doorway of the mosque felt surreal yet brutally real all at the same time. From the outside, the mosque is a nondescript building. The only visible changes ‘post-Christchurch’ are bunches of flowers laid out the front and the permanent presence of a police van. Inside are a couple of carpeted prayer rooms where people gather...

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