A horrific and brutal attack has taken place at two churches in Tanta and Alexandria in Egypt resulting in the murder of over 27 people.
As Faith Leaders in Lewisham we are united in standing together to reject all forms of violence and terrorism wherever they occur, in Egypt, London or elsewhere. They have no place within any faith.
We remain determined that attacks like these will not affect the good relationships that the various Faith-Communities have in the United Kingdom, and specifically in the London Borough of Lewisham.
We express our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of the horrendous attack.
Imam Shakeel Begg – Lewisham Islamic Centre
Father Philip Corbett – St Stephen’s Church Lewisham
Father Chris Connor – St Saviour’ Catholic Church
Reverend David Rome – Catford and Bromley Synagogue
Joe Burchell – Chairman, Catford and Bromley Synagogue
Reverend Dr Stephen Maunder-Superintendent Minister – Lewisham Methodist Churches
Gurbakhsh Garcha – Representative of Lewisham Sikh Community
Father Alan Race – St Margaret’s Church, Lee
Reverend Carol Bostridge – Lewisham Street Pastors Co-ordinator & District Minister for London Baptist Association
Father Charles Pickstone – St Laurence, Catford
Father Steve Hall – St Mary’s Lewisham
Raj Vallipuram – Sivan temple Trustee
Reverend Canon Peter Farley-Moore – St John’s Deptford