Statement: Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shootings

Statement from Holocaust Education Trust Ireland:
As New Zealand prepares to bury it’s dead, HETI wishes to express its solidarity with those who have lost loved ones or who are suffering injury.
The lessons of the Holocaust should teach us that evil can triumph at any time or in any place.  Sadly it’s brutal effects respect no religion, no age, no beliefs, no person.
The greatest weapon that we have against evil is our shared humanity.  A united commitment to a shared future of mutual respect and understanding, a valuing of kindness will ensure that evil does not triumph.
The greatest weapon in the fight against hatred is a resounding endorsement of the value of compassion, a respect reaching out to those whose beliefs are not ours but which we acknowledge and respect, indeed cherish.
Eibhlin Byrne
Chairperson
HETI