Reflecting on the Christchurch mosque attacks

Read a special message from the Vice-Chancellor and contributions from a number of our academics to the discussions following the Christchurch mosque attacks. 

Message from Vice-Chancellor

The unparalleled act of terror that led to so many men, women and children losing their lives in Christchurch on March 15 will haunt New Zealanders for a long time.

It is difficult – perhaps impossible – to understand what leads people to take such ghastly actions, particularly in a country such as New Zealand where peace and tolerance are not only the norm but values to which we aspire.

All of us in the University join in expressing our sympathy for the victims and their families, our solidarity with New Zealand’s Muslim communities and our concern for those who are also members of our University family.

Professor Stuart McCutcheon
Vice-Chancellor

 

Contributions from our staff to our nation's discussion

Some of our academic staff are contributing to the public discussion following the mosque attacks on 15 March.