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IFN member responses to killing of George Floyd, subsequent events and racial injustice

A number of IFN member bodies have issued statements in response to the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota on 25 May 2020 and the subsequent events. This page is being updated on a regular basis.

 

Board of Deputies of British Jews https://www.thejc.com/comment/comment/time-to-stand-alongside-our-black-friends-and-neighbours-1.500236 https://www.bod.org.uk/board-of-deputies-to-launch-commission-on-racial-inclusivity-in-the-jewish-community/

Catholic Bishops' Conference of England & Wales https://www.cbcew.org.uk/bishops-solidarity-with-sisters-and-brothers-in-usa-over-evil-of-racism-and-killing-of-george-floyd/

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/prophet-naacp-leaders-racial-harmony-america-op-ed

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland https://ctbi.org.uk/racial-justice-time-for-reflection-and-action/

Churches Together in England have compiled and published statements from their Member churches to the killing of George Floyd and to reaffirm their stand against racial injustice. https://cte.org.uk/Publisher/Article.aspx https://twitter.com/JustinWelby/status/1267839168870322176

The Druid Network https://druidnetwork.org/tdn-statement-on-racism/

Hindu Council (UK) https://twitter.com/hindu_counciluk/status/1269900518102532097

The Baptist Union of Great Britain https://www.baptist.org.uk/Articles/579501/George_Floyd_our.aspx and https://www.baptist.org.uk/Articles/579572/George_Floyd_responding.aspx

Methodist Church in Britain https://www.methodist.org.uk/about-us/news/latest-news/all-news/a-personal-message-from-the-president-of-the-methodist-conference-the-revd-dr-barbara-glasson/

Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board http://minab.org.uk/statement-racism-has-no-place-in-society/

Muslim Council of Britain https://mcb.org.uk/general/muslim-council-of-britain-responds-to-black-lives-matter-protests-across-the-world/

Pagan Federation https://www.facebook.com/paganfederation/photos/a.992122594147914/3660997827260364

Quakers in Britain (the Religious Society of Friends) https://twitter.com/BritishQuakers/status/1267821206238945281  https://twitter.com/BritishQuakers/status/1268147647946293249 

Salvation Army UK https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/news/salvation-army-uk-and-republic-ireland-confronts-racism

Spiritualists' National Union https://www.snu.org.uk/news/george-floyds-death

United Reformed Church in the UK https://urc.org.uk/latest-news/3476-urc-leaders-say-that-we-must-all-be-anti-racist-following-the-brutal-killing-of-george-floyd.html

 

Inter faith member body responses

There have also been a number of inter faith responses, such as 

Interfaith Scotland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cszTW_Domxk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3Cg_xyMv5Grard2RnCihPndV0eZtTTuZ7gji-TD6kpQTtTdYpw-6bDmEI

The Faith & Belief Forum https://www.facebook.com/faithbeliefforum/photos/a.252315394796269/3489436267750816/?type=3&theater

Council of Christians and Jews https://twitter.com/CCJUK/status/1268194464872497157

Faiths Forum for London http://faithsforum.com/joint-statement-of-solidarity-with-black-communities-03-june-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1j8gBuqLApkZ6R6bzFyUUM5ryyaEFh7FvVYtLN03RnjfW3_ApI5riYV-0

Barnet Multi Faith Forum https://www.facebook.com/BarnetMultiFaithForum/photos/a.1719852318269770/2447748195480175/?type=3&theater 

Islington Faiths Forum https://twitter.com/IFForum1/status/1270279982523301891

Cornwall Faith Forum https://dorkemmyn.org.uk/black-lives-matter/

Hounslow Friends of Faith https://www.hounslowfriendsoffaith.org/2020/06/blacklivesmatter/

Lancashire Forum of Faiths https://twitter.com/LancsFaiths/status/1268174455689412610

Luton Council of Faiths https://www.facebook.com/groups/LutonFaiths/permalink/2660884557350482/

Bristol Multi Faith Forum https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=3174368702621921&id=500492823342869&__tn__=-R

Redbridge Faith Forum https://redbridgefaithforum.org/tragic-death-of-george-floyd/

Rochdale Multi-Faith Partnership https://twitter.com/mfp_rochdale/status/1269215504671166465

Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum https://www.faithintowerhamlets.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/here.pdf

Watford Interfaith Association https://www.facebook.com/WatfordInterfaithAssociation/posts/3206467866043108?__tn__=-R

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