Churches worldwide take part in bell ringing project to honor Pulse victims

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11:  A general view in the top of the bells inside Oude Kerk Tower on Oudekerksplein on May 11, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  The 800-year-old Oude Kerk "Old Church" is Amsterdams oldest building and oldest parish church, founded 1213.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11: A general view in the top of the bells inside Oude Kerk Tower on Oudekerksplein on May 11, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The 800-year-old Oude Kerk "Old Church" is Amsterdams oldest building and oldest parish church, founded 1213. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

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The mothers of those killed in the Pulse nightclub attack last year in Orlando, Florida, asked churches around the globe to ring their bells 49 times on Monday to honor the victims on the one-year anniversary of the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

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The 49 Bells Project was part of the "Act. Love. Give. Movement," which also prompted the city to declare June 12 a day of love and kindness.

Hundreds of churches around the world participated, including many in Florida.

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"As parents, we don't want our children to be forgotten, and most importantly, we would love the support of spreading love, not hate, as a message for humankind," Mayra Alvear, mother of Pulse victim Amanda Alvear, said. Her daughter was just 25 when she was killed at the club.