The news out of Christchurch, New Zealand has shocked and appalled people around the world. With 49 innocent lives lost due to the actions of one (or more) sick individual, it is difficult to make sense of the situation. Please keep the victims and their families in your prayers and additionally help in any way you can, whether it is by reaching out to build bridges within your communities, donating to charities, or speaking out against bigots. If you would like to donate to help the victims and their families, click on the links below (the last link is from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, which itself suffered from a shooting in 2018):
Also, if you see hate-mongers on Facebook or other social media praising the violence, be sure to report them so their posts can be removed. It may not happen in every case, but I have seen examples of such vile posts being removed. And of course, be sure to stand up to the hate.