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Thursday, 23 May 2013

Faiths Forum statement on Woolwich

Following yesterday's appalling attack in Woolwich, I am pleased to see that the Faiths Forum for London has issued the following statement (, of which one signatory is the London Jewish Forum (on whose Steering Group I sit):

"We, as representatives of many of London's faith communities, deplore the terrible attack that has taken place today in Woolwich.

"All of our religions exalt the sanctity of human life and no grievance could justify such a barbaric assault that has cost a young man his life. Terrorism has no place on our streets.

"We pray for the victim of this attack and his family, and call for Londoners to stand together at this time. We will redouble our efforts to work for peace, love, understanding and hope."

Canon Guy Wilkinson CBE, Co Chair
Leonie Lewis, Co Chair
Dilowar Hussain Khan, Vice Chair
Dr Natubhai Shah MBE, Vice Chair
Sellappah Yoga Rajah, Vice Chair
Syed Yousif Al Khoei OBE (The Al Khoei Foundation)

Acharya Modgala Duguid (The Amida London Buddhist Centre)

Ifath Nawaz (The Association of Muslim Lawyers)

Canon Guy Wilkinson CBE (Church of England)

Jasvir Singh (The City Sikhs Network)

Dilowar Hussain Khan (The East London Mosque)

Dr David Muir (Faith in Britain)

Dr Deesha Chadha (The Hindu Forum of Britain)

Sellappah Yogarajah (The Hindu Council UK)

Dr Natubhai Shah MBE (The Jain Network)

Revd Kumar Rajagopalan (The London Baptist Association)

The Ven Bogoda Seelawimala (The London Buddhist Vihara)

Adrian Cohen (The London Jewish Forum)

Yusef Noden (Al Manaar, The Muslim Cultural and Heritage Centre)

Dr Kishan Manocha (The National Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is in the UK)

Rosalind Miller (The Network of Sikh Organisations) 

Jon Dal Din (Roman Catholic)

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