March 18, 2019 under Press Releases & Statements

FPWA Statement on New Zealand Mosque Attacks


March 18, 2019, New York, NY FPWA Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Jennifer Jones Austin released the following statement on attacks in New Zealand:

“The unconscionable attack on our Muslim brothers and sisters in two Mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch is yet another example of a senseless tragedy fueled by guns, bigotry, violence, and hate. We mourn the lives of those lost and stand in unity with the Muslim community. We further condemn all acts of terrorism and divisiveness that continue to feed this horrific culture of mass shootings and remain steadfast in our belief that all people deserve to live in peace and gun control must be addressed.”


About FPWA

FPWA is an anti-poverty policy and advocacy organization committed to economic opportunity and upward mobility. Having a prominent New York presence for nearly 100 years, FPWA has long served New York City’s social service sector, providing grants to help individuals and families meet their basic needs, and advocating for fair public policies on behalf of people in need and the agencies that serve them. FPWA’s member network of 170 human-service and faith-based organizations reaches more than 1.5 million people in New York’s communities each year. Join us at: fpwa.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.