London’s Faith Communities Respond to Woolwich Attack

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.

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)
The Ven Dr Paul Wright (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)
Fr Gerard Mitchell (Roman Catholic)
Captain Nick Coke (Salvation Army)
Malcolm Deboo (The Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe)