Local faith leaders urge unified stand against bigotry after New Zealand mosque attacks

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The pain and fear of the New Zealand attacks are being felt across the ocean in central Ohio as local Muslims gathered Friday for prayer.They joined with other faith leaders to urge a united stand against hate and bigotry.In the Muslim faith, Friday is a day of prayer.Seventeen hours ahead and half a world away from Columbus, Muslims in New Zealand were gathering for the same prayers when the attacks happened at two mosques, leaving at least 49 dead."It's our day of prayer. It's our day to be who we are in community with one another. And it's our day to come together in our safe space, our refuge, our mosque," said Nicol Ghazi, Director of Muslim Family Services.Friday, local Muslim and other faith leaders came together in grief to call for an end to...

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Local faith leaders urge unified stand against bigotry after New Zealand mosque attacks

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