Vancouver’s oldest mosque, Al-Jamia Mosque, is holding a candlelit prayer vigil tonight after 49 people were gunned down in a New Zealand attack.
Now the country’s deadliest shooting to date, the attack took place at two mosques while people were worshipping. The gunman live-streamed the attack, too.
Now, the Al-Jamia Mosque-Pakistan Canada Association and the Coalition Against Bigotry – Pacific will lead a prayer Vigil and memorial service in solidarity with the congregations of the Mosques in New Zealand. The organizers state the vigil is a place for Muslims of all denominations as well as people of all faiths and beliefs to come together in solidarity.
Mourners have previously gathered at Al-Jamia after the shooting January 2017 in Quebec that left six people dead.
Candlelight vigil underway at Al-Masjid Al-Jamia Vancouver’s oldest mosque for victims of Quebec shooting. pic.twitter.com/E2L1G7hEtg
— Shannon Paterson (@ctv_shannon) January 31, 2017
The organizers also note that the Mosque is only a short walk from the Broadway- City Hall and Olympic Village Stations.
When: Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Al-Jamia Mosque – 655 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver
You may donate to donate to the Islamic Relief effort to support the victims and families and find out more information about the event here.