At the Mardin Protestant Church in Artuklu, Easter was celebrated with a particular program.
After the Bible reading about the resurrection of Christ, hymns in Turkish and Kurdish were sung and the young people of the community performed a theater play. Later, Mardin Protestant Church Pastor Ender Peker stated that they had a sad and joyful holiday together for the Christian world. Peker pointed out that Mardin, where many ethnic backgrounds and people live together, is a model in the world. He also said: “We have a mosque right next to our church, we are the neighbor of it. We have many Muslim friends who celebrate our feast. We live together, and as long as we continue to love each other, this tolerance will grow even more, because tolerance is a fruit of love, people love each other and behave in a way that tolerates each other even though they adopt each other’s ideas.”