”Pappkatedralen” in the centre of Christchurch is nearly full when gosskören in their kråskragar opens the show with the song.
"We are here to pray for our muslim brothers and sisters," says the vicar, Lawrence Kimberley, and today's collection goes to the muslim congregation.
He tells us that he received many greetings from colleagues all over the world who wanted to show support and solidarity.
the start of the Fair, at the back of the church stands the tv companies ' cameras rigged to broadcast the event live. But it immediately hardly parishioners. They touch only slightly troubled when persistent police sirens can be heard from the street.
the vicar for the DN that it has been long and difficult days since the attack. That he, himself, was in church when it happened and only could come home to his family in the evening as the city was cordoned.
When I finally was able to meet my wife and son, it was a long gruppkram, " he says.
chose the jewish community to keep the synagogues are closed on the sabbath for reasons of safety. For the anglican church to have the influx of people in need of support and comfort have been steady and Lawrence Kimberley think it is more important than ever to show that christians stand side by side with their muslim brothers. And again he says what so many others have already uttered:
" this is not like us. This is not New Zealand.
The temporary small cathedral built out of cardboard and plastic after the 2011 earthquake, hence the name ”pappkatedralen”. The original church, a few blocks away is still partially in ruins and is being rebuilt.
out stickers with green hearts and the hashtag #givenothingtohate (no hat) to show solidarity with the murdered muslims and their families.
– We are all human and there is only one god, especially important today, says one of the kyrkovärdarna to a lady wonder.
A little girl from Sunday school paste up green paper hearts on the window. In her ”Love all”.
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