At Fife Centre for Equalities, we have been saddened by the Christchurch tragedy and we want to extend our deepest sympathies to the people who have lost their loved ones.  It was encouraging to have Dunfermline Central Mosque and Kirkcaldy Central Mosque to host two vigils in Fife as part of the Peace and Unity vigils organised by the Muslim Council of Scotland to pay tribute to the victims of the Christchurch shootings.

At the vigil on Kirkcaldy High Street we heard several speeches of support, which concluded on a call to prayer (adhan). Attendees added their messages of encouragement, hope, wishes for peace and signatures to the book of condoleances. We, FCE, felt privileged to stand shoulder to shoulder with our partners at this amazing moment and show humanity and solidarity from the diverse people of Fife.

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In Dunfermline public park, to mark the community working and growing together, a peace tree was planted to signify a positive message “If the seed of hate is planted, do NOT water it!”
If anybody is upset or concerned about the recent terror incidents and the rise of islamophobia, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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