Aaron Hendry is a youth development worker in Auckland, New Zealand where he lives with his wife and new born son. A theology graduate of Laidlaw College, he writes about the intersection of theology and social justice at When Lambs Are Silent and on Reclaiming the Lamb

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This Was Not 'God's Plan'

by Aaron Hendry 03-18-2019

A young woman attends a vigil in honor of New Zealand mosque attack victims at Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, U.S., March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz

The church has failed to speak out strongly enough against the evils of white supremacy and white nationalism. We have failed to confront it, even name it for what it is. Our complacency has laid the foundation that this act of terror was built on. We can tweet our “thoughts and prayers” and post our condemnation of this vile act but if we don’t examine ourselves, we will continue to be complicit in this atrocity.