Faiths Forum for London statement on Westminster attack

Hounslow Friends of Faith are distressed by the attack on 22nd March at Westminster, at the deaths and injuries caused and any damage to the good community relations in Hounslow.  We as people of faith reach out to our friends and colleagues of all faiths and none in the borough and beyond.

We endorse the statement issued by the Faiths Forum for London which can be read below.

We hold all our communities in our prayers.

“We, as representatives of many of London’s faith communities, deplore the terrible attack that has taken place today at Parliament and Westminster bridge.

All of our religions exalt the sanctity of human life. There is no justification for such a barbaric assault on innocent people.

Terrorism has no place on our streets.

We pray for the victims of this attack, and call for Londoners, and our nation to stand together at this time.

We will redouble our efforts to work for peace, compassion, understanding and hope.”


Father Gerard Mitchell SJ, Co-Chair, Faiths Forum for London
Jasvir Singh OBE, Co-Chair, Faiths Forum for London
Dr Deesha Chadha, Hindu Forum of Britain
Leonie Lewis, London Jewish Forum
Dr Natubhai Shah, MBE, The Jain Network
Yousif Al-Khoei OBE, Al-Khoei Foundation
Fred Ashmore, London Quakers
Jon Dal Din, Westminster Interfaith
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
Captain Nick Coke, Salvation Army @nicholascoke
The Ven Duncan Green, Diocese of London
Rajnish Kashyap, Hindu Council UK @HinduCouncilUK
Dilowar Hussain Khan, London Muslim Centre
Revd David Musgrave, London Methodist District
Revd Kumar Rajagopalan, London Baptists
Ven. Bogoda Seelawimala, London Buddhist Vihara
Koser Shaheen, Association of Muslim Lawyers
Talat Shaikh, Muslim Community & Education Centre
Rabbi Deborah Young-Somers, London Jewish Forum
Rt Revd Dr Donnett Thomas, Churches Together in South London
Revd Steven Saxby, London Churches @LondonChurches
Catriona Robertson, London Boroughs Faith Network @multifaith
The Ven Luke Miller, Faith Sector Panel @ArchdeaconLuke
Maurice Ostro OBE, Founding Patron, Faiths Forum for London
Don de Silva, Buddhist Chaplain
The Rt Revd Pete Broadbent, Deputy Bishop of London
The Rt Revd Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney
Mustafa Field, Director, Faiths Forum for London @LondonFaiths