Statement by Faiths Forum for London following the attack in Woolwich on 22nd May 2013
Please see below a joint statement from representatives of London’s religious groups prepared by the Faiths Forum for London, on the attack in Woolwich.
In this difficult time, where extremists are trying to sow division, Hounslow Friends of Faith wishes to echo the sentiments expressed below.
“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)
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)
Rosalind Miller (The Network of Sikh Organisations)
Jon Dal Din (Roman Catholic)
Malcolm Deboo (The Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe)