Interfaith vigil held on campus following Christchurch mosque attacks


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Islamic leader Imam Adam Fofana and Rabbi Aaron Rubinstein join hands in interfaith prayer.

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Mercer University hosted an interfaith vigil March 21 to remember those who were killed in the terror attacks at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15.

“We want to remind people that the place you worship should be a place where you feel secure, whether that’s a synagogue, temple, church or mosque,” MSA member Hoor Qureshi, who organized the event, wrote on the event post.

Rabbi Aaron Rubinstein and Imam Adam Fofana were among the religious leaders who attended. Mercer’s Dean of Chapel Craig McMahan, the university minister, also spoke.

“I look at this group of students, faculty and staff, and I realize the power for peace that is right here among us,” McMahan said.