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Vigil for victims of two NZ terror attacks

Cape Town – Sympathisers gathered on the steps of St George’s Cathedral last night for a candlelight vigil in honour of the victims of the terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday. Remanded without[…]

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UJ students nurse wounds after violence at vigil

Students on Saturday turned to social networking site Twitter to share injuries they sustained when the situation turned violent at a night vigil held at the University of Johannesburg. The vigil was held on Friday night. One student said her body was covered in scratches, while another posted a picture[…]

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Faith leaders host vigil for xenophobia

South Africans must always remember the support the oppressed people in the country received from other nations across the continent, a representative of the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) said before a silent vigil at St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on Tuesday. The Western Cape Religious Leaders Forum (WCRLF) staged[…]

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Hundreds gather for inter-faith vigil for IS victims

Communities and organizations of all religious backgrounds gathered outside the constitutional court in Johannesburg on Sunday, for an inter-faith vigil in solidarity with those killed at the hands of radical religious groups. The protest came in light of the actions of the Islamic State (IS) group, who have terrorized communities[…]

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‘Not in my name’, say SA Muslims

Frustrated with having to defend Muslims and Islam in the wake of a brutal terror campaign by the Islamic State (IS), a group of South Africans are planning an interfaith demonstration calling for peace and justice. Faithworks, a network of South African Muslims, will host an interfaith vigil for people[…]

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