Father Chris Riley on the Christchurch Attack

March 18, 2019

Warning: This message contains topics that may be unsettling to particular audiences.


I’d like to extend my thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by the mosque attacks in Christchurch, NZ.  I’m aware that an attack of this nature has an emotional impact that extends far beyond the immediate vicinity of the attack. At this time, please take care of the well-being of those who may be emotionally impacted by this event.


The news and images of the attack can be very confronting, so I urge you to take care of yourselves and others and to reach out to our staff and other support services if you have any concerns.


Our cultural support teams are aware that this incident may have an emotional impact on our Islamic community and our young people. I extend my support to all of those affected and remind you that we stand by you.

Yours Faithfully,

Father Chris Riley
CEO and Founder at Youth Off The Streets

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