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Press Conference Followed By Prayer & Vigil – WNYMuslims Salutes the Faith Communities of WNY

On Sunday March 17, 2019 Prayer and Vigil was hosted by ISNF, co-sponsored by WNYMuslims and MPAC-WNY, for the victims of New Zealand Massacre, which was attended by the representatives of the faith communities and the people from different walks of life.
Mr. Faizan Haq, President & Founder of WNYMuslims Inc. said,” As concerned communities, we should look into the video games, which project enemies or target shooting in Muslim attire with Muslim countries’ flags. We are preparing a generation with a mindset of hate and violence and its a concern for not only one community but for all the communities. The principle that I teach in my class is that the most important conversation is the one that we have with ourselves”. As conversations in our heads, around dinner table, with our close friends, as a community or even as a nation, if these conversations are going in the wrong direction, we must challenge them that is the only way to change the negative narrative.

We want to thank the respected speakers of the following faith organizations:

Calvary Episcopal Church of Williamsville
The Jewish Community Center
Network of Religious Communities
North Presbyterian Church
Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst
Westminster Presbyterian Church of Buffalo
WNY Peace Center
Interfaith Peace Network
Williamsville Clergy Association
National Federation for Community and Justice of WNY
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Williamsville
Town of Amherst Community Diversity Commission
Temple Beth Zion
Congregation Shir Shalom
Amherst Presbyterian Church
Congregation Havurah
Christian Medical and Dental Associations of WNY
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo
Christ United Methodist Church
St. Gregory the Great
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
United Way of Buffalo and Erie County
Eastern Hills Christian Church
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Sikh Cultural and Educational Society WNY
Buddist Community
Hindu Community
Baha’I Community
Buffalo Police Department
Jafferya Center
Their kind words not only consoled us but also showed us that we are not alone suffering from the anguish caused by the horrendous tragedy. Their sympathetic gestures further strengthen the bonds among all peoples and reassured that we all are united when it comes to condemning such appalling incidents. We highly appreciate the over-whelming response of the WNY community by showing up in such a large number on a day’s notice.