Message from the Co-Chairs in the context of attacks last year on places of worship, reflecting statements on such attacks by the Co-Chairs and IFN Faith Communities Forum Moderators
Last year saw a number of of attacks on places of worship around the world. The Christmas and New Year period has seen further such attacks, including churches in Nigeria and a Hindu temple in Karak in Pakistan. As the Co-Chairs and the Moderators of IFN's Faith Communities Forum have said after a number of previous attacks on places of worship around the world, "such attacks on places of worship 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 for all communities to worship and practise their faith freely and without fear."
Message from Rt Revd Jonathan Clark and Narendra Waghela, Co-Chairs.
10 January 2021