The following statement has been produced by the Co-Chairs of the Inter Faith Network for the UK and Moderators of the IFN Faith Communities Forum regarding the horrific terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch NZ –
|Today’s appalling terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, have been responded to here in the UK with prayers, condemnation, and demonstrations of solidarity with the Muslim community, including at the Friday prayer. |
As we said after the murderous attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh USA last year, attacks on churches, gurdwaras, mosques, temples and other places of worship of different faiths here and around the world are a reminder of the need to condemn extremist violence in the strongest terms and to stand together and to continue to work together with ever greater urgency against ignorance, prejudice and hatred.
Hatred targeting any community because of its faith and belief is a scourge that cannot be tolerated. There must be freedom to worship and practise our faith freely and without fear.
The Inter Faith Network Co-Chairs and Faith Communities Forum Moderators