No, New Zealand did not remove references to Jesus from its parliamentary prayer in response to the Christchurch mosque shootings

Published on 28/03/2019 at 03:43

Posts shared thousands of times on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram claim that New Zealand will broadcast the Muslim call to prayer nationwide and remove Jesus from its parliamentary prayer in response to the Christchurch mosque shootings. The claim is misleading: the country did broadcast a call to prayer on March 22, after 50 people were killed in the Christchurch shootings on March 15, however references to Jesus in the parliamentary prayer were removed in late 2017 and not in response to the mosque attacks.