Community News celebrates diversity after tragedy

Community News celebrates diversity after tragedy

THE shocking act of terrorism in New Zealand on March 15 cast a shadow over Harmony Day this year.

But, as Community News’ reporters discovered, our communities are more galvanised than ever.

The response from Mandurah to Yanchep, Ellenbrook to Scarborough was a powerful message of support to all WA’s Muslims, which was extended throughout the broader community.

Festivals, ceremonies of inclusion and family events held across Perth sent powerful messages of respect and acceptance, authentically celebrating cultural and ethnic diversity.

Community News Editorial Director Ken Burrowes said each of the 17 mastheads celebrated Harmony Week, which was reflected in a sense of belonging and cultural harmony across the city.

“Events in Christchurch reached across the Tasman to touch each and every one of us,” Mr Burrowes said.

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“Rather than allowing suspicion and fear to take hold, it was important that we respond by reporting stories of celebration and acceptance from throughout our culturally rich communities.

“We are committed to bridging cultural divides and are proud to report on the way our readers have come together to support each other.

“We would love to hear more from some of the inspiring individual and community stories that promote cultural harmony across Perth and Western Australia.

“And we promise to make every effort to play a key role in promoting understanding and building stronger communities.”

Share your inspiring community stories with us. Email: editorial@communitynews.com.au.

— Scroll down to see how we covered Harmony Week. 

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