A gunman killed worshippers at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch on 15 March.
Before proceedings against the alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch terror attacks can go ahead, the court will have to establish whether he is fit to stand trial.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron at the “Christchurch Call” summit, which delivered an agreement signed by tech companies and world leaders.
While the "Christchurch Call" summit has made concrete progress, we need to keep up the pressure on social media companies to become more transparent and accountable.
As part of the New Zealand government’s response to the Christchurch mosque attacks, a Royal Commission of Inquiry will investigate the specific circumstances leading up to it.
A Royal commission of inquiry has been set up to look into circumstances that led to the Christchurch mosque attacks. It will investigate intelligence services, it not the role of media.
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern wore a headscarf to comfort mourning family members after the Christchurch mosque shootings.
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After the Christchurch mosque shootings, New Zealand's prime minister didn't start a war on terror. She covered her head, cried, paid for funerals and passed gun control. Is it because she's a woman?
Prince William visited Al Noor mosque in Christchurch and met survivors of the attack.
New Zealand's response to the Christchurch mosque attacks is seen as a new way of reacting to violent extremism. The challenge now is how to translate domestic cohesion into foreign policy.
Muslim clerics and members of the Pakistani Christian minority light candles to commemorate the victims of this week’s bomb blasts in Sri Lanka. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks.
For centuries, Westerners viewed Islam as an inherently violent religion. But the struggle today, for all religions, including Christianity, is between liberals and conservatives, fundamentalists and moderates, reason and revelation.
Pierre Bayle said all peoples’ beliefs and rituals should be tolerated out of respect for their fundamental humanity.
Pierre Bayle, one of the most widely read philosophers, said tolerance should be based on humanity, not on faith.
Establishing relationships with people who are different from ourselves is one of the best approaches to reducing prejudice.
New Zealand's response to the Christchurch terror attacks reinforced an image of an inclusive society, but we still have work to do.
During his first court appearance on the day after the attacks, the accused was named and media were given a video with his face blurred.
The alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch terror attacks faces 50 charges of murder and 39 of attempted murder. His court appearance raises several issues, including whether media should name him.
An analysis of population statistics shows that most New Zealanders, from any groups, don’t report experiencing intolerance or discrimination.
Many New Zealanders responded to the Christchurch terror attack with displays of unity and openness, and research into attitudes shows that tolerance is a widely held value.
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern announced a ban on military-style weapons within days of the Christchurch terror attacks.
New Zealand's gun lobby presents licensed gun owners as sensible and responsible, but the response to gun law changes reveals an aggressive online culture.
As New Zealand law currently stands, murder is the most serious charge, even for a terror attack or hate crime.
Under New Zealand law, murder is the most serious charge available to prosecutors. The Christchurch terror attack raises the issue of how murder should be defined to reflect hate crimes.
The Crusaders rugby club has announced an end to its pre-match entertainment of sword-wielding horsemen, as seen here ahead of last year’s Super Rugby final in Christchurch.
The Crusaders rugby club has been embroiled in debate about its branding as the imagery, once widely used in New Zealand, has become embarrassing, even repugnant, following the Christchurch attack.
Mountain bikers are reclaiming some of the tracks that were destroyed during the Christchurch earthquakes.
In the weeks and months following mass trauma, such as the shootings in Christchurch, participating in physical activity can help individuals and communities deal with stress, anxiety and grief.
Mosques like the one in Lakemba, Sydney, were among the few places of belonging where Muslims could feel safe from Islamophobia.
Muslims need places where they feel safe from Islamophobia. And being made to feel unwelcome has lasting impacts – Muslims still avoid Cronulla beach, the scene of anti-Muslim riots in 2005.
In the digital age, it can be a challenge to agree on what is, and what is not, acceptable online behaviour.
As countries are calling for laws to control extremism online, it is becoming clear that defining the line between hate speech and free speech is a complex challenge.
People across the world paid their respects to those who lost their lives during the terror attack in Christchurch.
Research shows that one way of challenging racism is to bring people together and to allow those who experience it to share their stories.
Regulating hate speech on the internet should not be left to private corporations.
National regulation of free speech should be by governments, and not corporations, in order to be democratic.
Only the law can hold internet companies criminally accountable.
With new laws proposed, Australian leaders now seem prepared to move beyond just blaming technology for its role in online violence and extremism.
The Prime Minister will meet representatives of social media companies in Brisbane on Tuesday.
Under the plan, it would not be just the companies that faced heavy penalties but individual executives based in Australia could be found personally liable.