in News May 23, 2017

Faiths Forum Statement on the Manchester attack

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the attack; those who have been killed and those who have been injured at the concert in Manchester.

As representatives of nine diverse faith communities, we condemn the terrible attack that took place last night.

All of our religions exalt the sanctity of human life, as there is no justification for such a barbaric attack on innocent civilians. Terrorism has no place in our society.

We commend the great resilience and the bravery of the people of Manchester who have pulled together during this difficult time. The swift actions of the emergency services should be commended and praised.

We call for the nation to stand together at this difficult time and to continue to be vigilant to work together for peace, compassion, understanding and hope.

Signatories:

Maurice Ostro OBE, Founding Patron, Faiths Forum for London

Father Gerard Mitchell SJ, Co-Chair, Faiths Forum for London

Fred Ashmore, London Quakers

Revd Dr Donnett Thomas

Malcolm Deboo, Zoroastrian Trust Fund of Europe

Bhavesh Dharni, National Hindu Students’ Forum
Annabel Djalili, National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís
Revd Margaret Cave, London Churches

Revd David Musgrave, London Methodist District

Revd Kumar Rajagopalan, Regional Minister London Baptist Association

Jon Dal Din, Westminster Interfaith

David Abrahams, Council of Christians and Jews

Juber Hussain, Executive Director

Nick Coke, Major at the Salvation Army

Yousif Al-Khoei OBE, Al-Khoei Foundation

Talat Shaikh, Chairman- Muslim Community and Education Centre

Natubhai Shah, Interfaith Network

Rabbi Debbie Young-Somers

Ven Bogoda Seelawimala Thera, London Buddhist Vihara

Jasvir Singh OBE, Co-Chair, Faiths Forum for London
Rabbi Natan Levy, Head of Operations, Strengthening Faith Institutions
Leonie Lewis, Director, Jewish Volunteering Network
Don de Silva, Buddhist Chaplain
The Ven. Luke Miller, Faith Sector Panel
Rt Revd Pete Broadbent, The Acting Bishop of London
Rajnish Kashyap, Hindu Council UK
Dr. Deesha Chadha, Hindu Forum of Britain
Koser Shaheen, Association of Muslim Lawyers
Canon Steven Saxby – London Churches Social Action

Aisha Ali-Khan, Asian Mums Network

Shaykh Yazdani, London Fatwa Council

Aamer Naeem, CEO, Penny Appeal

Arshad Ashraf, Director, British Muslim TV

Paul Armstrong, Director, Association of British Muslims

Hayyan Ayaz Bhabha, Secretary, APPG Islamophobia

Father Nadeem Nassar, The Awareness Foundation

Rabbi Laura Jannar-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism

Catriona Robertson, Christian Muslim Forum 

Imam Tahir Mahmood Kiani, Birmingham

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli, Noor Trust

Maulana Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Scottish Ahlulbayt Society

Dr. Waqar Azmi, OBE, Chair of Remembering Srebrenica

Karim Scoor

Raheed Salam, Director, All Faiths & None

Talat Sheikh, MCEC, Palmers Green Mosque

Prof. Ch. Shaufique MBE, Chairman Council for Christian Muslim Relations, High Wycombe Buks

Muhbeen Hussain, British Muslim Youth

Shaykh Michael Mumisa, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

Ben Walker, Co-Chair, The City Circle

Sameera Hanif, Co-Chair, The City Circle

Mufti Abu Layth

Dr Imran Awan, Academic Birmingham City University

Mohammed Ali Amla, Founder Christian Muslim Encounters

Mohammed Shafique, Ramadhan Foundation

Rooful Ali, Founder Emrald Network

Muddassar Ahmed, Chair the Forum for Change

Shelina Janmohamed, Author

Sayed Ali Abbas Razavi

Farzana Kosar, Centre for Spirituality & Cultural Advancement

Remi Letoffe, The Collective of Mosques and Muslim Associations of Amiens & The Collective Against Islamophobia in France (Amiens)

Abdeslam Hannou, President, Mosque el Badr

Ahmed Asaal, President, Mosque el Feth

Bouziane EL Jilali, President, Mosquee El Mohssinine

Nordine Boukhari, President, Mosquee As-Salam

Mohamed Assouna, President, Mosquee Assouna

Karim El Ghachi, President, Association Autordelafoi

Rabbi Jeff Berger, Rambam Sephardi

Mustafa Field, Director, Faiths Forum for London

in News May 23, 2017


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