The South-West Interfaith Team of Greater Chicago stands in solidarity with the New Zealand Muslim Community. We are profoundly saddened and shaken by the recent events that have taken place. We mourn the horrific loss of life. Our prayers and condolences go out to the families and loved ones of the victims. Our voices of peace must be louder than the voices of hate.
As Christians, Jews and Muslims, we reaffirm our beliefs, as emphasized in our respective scriptures. We condemn all forms of attacks on innocent people. We call for peace, healing, and justice for the victims, as well as an end to violence against the innocent.
We pray for light, guidance, and hope at this time of great darkness.
May God keep us and our neighbors safe in this global village.
May God guide humanity to be kind and compassionate.
May He transform the hearts of the war-mongers and the hate mongers.
Peace, Shalom and Salam,

Ernie Ratowitz, Jewish Co-Chair; Sr. Marilyn Renninger, Christian Co-Chair; Mohammed Nofal, Muslim Co-Chair

American Islamic Association
Faith United Methodist Church
Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart
Peace Memorial United Church of Christ
Prayer Center of Orland Park Mosque
St. Andrew United Methodist Church
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church
St. Michael Catholic Church
St. Stephen Catholic Church
Mosque Foundation
Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist
Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
The Mosque Cares
The Presbyterian Church of Orland Park
Shir Tikvah
St. Agnes Catholic Church
St. George Catholic Church
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church