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We are One Camden, One London and do not tolerate prejudice, hate and division

22 June, 2017

Terrorist attack near Finsbury Park Mosque: ‘We must not allow hatred to breed’

• WE are Camden faith leaders who write in great sadness following the terrible terrorist attack near Finsbury Park Mosque.

It is heart-breaking to hear of yet another horrific attack on the streets of London, this time targeting Muslims who had been at prayer.

We stand in sympathy and solidarity with the Muslim community and our hearts go out to the victims and to our neighbours in Islington. This is an attack on innocent Londoners.

Like the horrific attacks in Manchester, Westminster, London Bridge and Borough Market, it is an assault on our shared values of mutual respect and acceptance that sit at the heart of our vibrant city.

We must not allow hatred to breed. This is a time for people of all backgrounds – of all faiths and of none – to stand united and show our determination that we do not tolerate prejudice, hate and division.

We are One Camden and One London. Our diverse community is one to be celebrated and strengthened.

SIGNATORIES: Rabbi Stuart Altshuler – Belsize Square Synagogue, Revd Kristin Breuss – Holy Trinity Swiss Cottage, Patricia Brewerton – Regent Square, Lumen URC, Revd Prebendary Marjorie Brown – Church of St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, Revd Audrey D Browne – Gospel Oak Methodist Church, Revd Alan Carr – St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, Phil Champain – 3FF (Three Faiths Forum), Revd Kate Dean – Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Steven Derby – Interfaith Matters, William H L Edgill, Revd Jeremy Fletcher – Hampstead Parish Church, Revd William Gulliford – St Mark’s Regent’s Park, Rabbi Dr Michael Harris – The Hampstead Synagogue, Shir Hayim – Hampstead Reform Jewish Community, Revd Andy Keighley – Holy Trinity Church, Swiss Cottage, Revd Tim Keightley – Holy Trinity Church, Swiss Cottage, Revd Prebendary Tony Kyriakides – Marie Currie Hospice Hampstead, Rabbi Eli Levin & Rebbetzin Lauren Levin – South Hampstead Synagogue, Rebbetzin Lynndy Levin – South Hampstead Synagogue, Rabbi Shlomo Levin – South Hampstead Synagogue, Rabbi Moshe Mayerfeld, Neil Moss – South Hampstead Synagogue, Rebbetzin Bonnie Odze – South Hampstead Synagogue, Rabbi Shlomo Odze – South Hampstead, Synagogue, Daniela Pears – Mitzvah Day, Revd Bernd Rapp – German Lutheran / Reformed Ministry of South-East England, Rabbi Danny Rich – Liberal Judaism, Revd Oliver Robinson – Holy Trinity Swiss Cottage, Revd David Rushton – Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Revd Dawn Savidge – Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, Revd Anne Stevens – Vicar, St Pancras Church, Rabbi Larry Tabick – Shir Hayim, Rt Revd Rob Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton, Revd Diana Young – Hampstead Parish Church.


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