Vancouver’s oldest mosque to hold candlelit vigil after New Zealand attack


Al-Jamia Mosque
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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.

The organizers also note that the Mosque is only a short walk from the Broadway- City Hall and Olympic Village Stations.

Al-Jamia Mosque

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.