How can we respond to the violence in Christ Church? What can we do beyond condemning hatred, violence and bigotry? Let us pray for the individuals whose lives were lost and for their families. Let these prayers be offered by members of all faiths, as a sign of a union of spirit that is more powerful than the separation caused by hatred. Let us remember in our prayers
Mucad Ibrahim, 3, Atta Elayyan, 33, Daoud Nabi, 71, Sayyad Milne, 14, Naeem Rashid, 50, Talha Rashid, 21, Farhaj Ahsan, 30, Hosne Ara, 42, Khaled Mustafa, Hamza Mustafa, 16, Amjad Hamid, 57, Hussain al-Umari, 35, Lilik Abdul Hamid, Sohail Shahid, Syed Jahandad Ali, Syed Areeb Ahmed, Mahboob Haroon, Munir Suleiman, Ahmad Gamaluddin Abdel Ghani, Ashraf al-Morsi, Ashraf al-Masri, four Jordanian nationals (names unknown), another Afghan national (name unknown) and all the other mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children and friends killed or injured
May these individuals find their peace in God. May their families be comforted as they grieve. May they know that they are not alone in this moment of distress, but supported by prayers of faithful of all faiths, all over the world.
Elijah Interfaith Institute