Peace Week

Remembering Christchurch, March 2019. Remember them by doing good.

About Peace Week

Peace Week runs Monday 11 - Friday 15 March 2024. Shahela Qureshi, Maclaurin Associate Chaplain (Muslim) reflects on the struggles of the community since the Christchurch Mosque attacks and why Peace Week was established.


Panel Discussion

Date: Monday 11 March
Time: 6.30 - 8pm
Location: Lecture Theatre 109, General Library, City Campus 

Join us for an evening to hear from esteemed academic speakers discuss the importance of justice and courage as key aspects of establishing peace. Speakers include Dr. Usma Afzaly (principal investigator of the Muslim Diversity Study) and Dr. Bilal Naser (Clinical Psychologist).

Religious Diversity Workshop for Staff

Date: Thursday 14 March
Time: 3 - 5pm
Location: TBC

Event details to be confirmed. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. 

If interested, please email Shahela (

Prayer for Peace

Date: Friday 15 March
Time: 2.30 - 3pm
Location: Maclaurin Chapel Hall, 8 Princes Street

If interested, please email Shahela (

Remembering Christchurch

Ngā Roimata o Ranginui

Symbol of unity unveiled on the City Campus in 2020 pays tribute to lives lost and reflects a commitment to supporting Muslim staff and students. 

Read more about the memorial sculpture here.

Christchurch Terror Attack articles 

Articles and pieces from the University around the attack, New Zealand's response and action to be taken. 

Read more here.

2020 Christchurch Anniversary Ceremony

2019 Rememberance Service

2019 response - Kia Kaha 

If you need any additional support this week, University of Auckland Counselling  offers free and accessible services - do get in touch.