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Westminster attacks - Responses by faith and inter faith bodies

A number of faith and inter faith organisations have issued statements or held vigils in response to the attack in Westminster on 22 March:

A statement from the Co-Chairs of the Inter Faith Network for the UK and Moderators of the IFN Faith Communities Forum can be found on the Statements and Messages page.

Faith leaders held a vigil outside Westminster Abbey - http://www.westminster-abbey.org/press/news/2017/march/faith-leaders-vigil-for-westminster-victims

Faith Forum for London – http://faithsforum.com/faiths-forum-statement-westminster-attack/

Muslim Council of Britain – video message from the Secretary General https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGWBNB8uKPU

Dudley Borough Interfaith Network – http://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/15177675.London_terror_attack_condemned_by_Dudley_s_religious_leaders/

Faith Network 4 Manchester - https://www.facebook.com/FN4Man/posts/1397946523560915

Leicester Council of Faiths - https://www.facebook.com/CouncilofFaiths/posts/10154427397501334

Barnet Multi Faith Forum - https://www.facebook.com/BarnetMultiFaithForum/posts/1774863266102008

Brighton and Hove One Voice Partnership - https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/press-release/citys-one-voice-partnership-statement-westminster-incident

European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL-RfP) – http://rfp-europe.eu/ecrl-shocked-and-saddened-by-london-attacks/

Board of Deputies of British Jews – http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=005d3cc2d6e6144d71149ef84&id=67b2f8b090&e=38d9a63302

Christian Muslim Forum – #WeStandTogether – Gathering at the London Mayor candlelit vigil held at Trafalgar Square.

Dialogue Society – http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=148b19a0583f18256a53f09b2&id=cdf446bb05

Bedford Council of Faiths – There is a hard copy of statement available.

Hindu Council UK (HCUK) – http://www.hinducounciluk.org/2017/03/23/hindu-council-uk-hcuk-statement-on-the-terror-attack-in-london/

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Wolverhampton - There is a hard copy of statement available. A gathering was held to observe a one minute silence and prayers for the victims and their families at Bait-Ul-Atta Mosque in Wolverhampton on Friday 24th March.

Faith Matters – https://www.faith-matters.org/2017/03/22/extremists-will-not-divide-london-nor-intimidate-us/#WeAreLondon

The Muslim Council of Britain – http://www.mcb.org.uk/westminster-attack/ | http://www.mcb.org.uk/westminster-attack-call-for-solidarity-and-prayer/

Merseyside Council of Faiths – There is a hard copy of statement available.

City of Westminster, supported by Westminster Faith Exchange – https://www.westminster.gov.uk/message-leader-following-attack-westminster

Remembering Srebrenica – http://www.srebrenica.org.uk/news/open-letter-from-remembering-srebrenica-board-chairs-following-westminster-attack/ 

Churches Together in England – http://www.cte.org.uk/Articles/493966/Home/News/Latest_news_articles/Presidents_respond_to.aspx

The Coptic Orthodox Church UK – http://copticcentre.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/statement-by-hg-bishop-angaelos-on.html

Brendan Cox from the Jo Cox Foundation – There is a hard copy of statement available.

Northampton Inter Faith Forum – https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=648626695324751&id=299199763600781

Joseph Interfaith Foundation – https://www.facebook.com/JosephInterfaithFoundation/posts/1588617127818433:0

Network of Sikh Organisations – http://us12.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0f788213c84a862348b0c4265&id=2697032b1a&e=e15edd6d83 

Quakers in Britain – http://www.quaker.org.uk/news-and-events/news/westminster-attack

British Muslim Forum – http://www.britishmuslimforum.co.uk/2017/03/23/westminster-attack-we-stand-united-in-condemnation-and-resilience/

Congregational Federation – http://www.congregational.org.uk/news-and-events-latest-news/latest-news/post/484-london-terror-attack

Woolf Institute – #WeStandTogether – Gathering at the London Mayor candlelit vigil held at Trafalgar Square.

London Boroughs Faith Network – #WeStandTogether – Gathering at the London Mayor candlelit vigil held at Trafalgar Square.

World Council of Churches – https://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/general-secretary/messages-and-letters/condolence-letter-in-wake-of-great-britain-attack-23-march-2017/

Rochdale Council of Mosques – https://twitter.com/RochdaleCoM/status/844717318957666304/photo/1

Calderdale Interfaith Council and others http://www.halifaxcourier.co.uk/news/calderdale-faith-leaders-condemn-terror-attack-in-london-1-8455781

Faiths Forum for London http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=16290cfd8a0c86ea3f15da5d6&id=2c086d8c1c

Hounslow Friends of Faiths (endorses Faiths Forum for London statement) http://www.hounslowfriendsoffaith.org/news/

Brahma Kumaris – There is a hard copy of statement available.

Oldham Interfaith Council joining with Oldham Council of Mosques in a solidarity event - http://oldhaminterfaith.org.uk/

Redbridge Faiths Forum (echoes Faiths Forum for London) - http://redbridgefaithforum.org/wordpress/?p=1010

Bolton Inter Faith Council - https://www.facebook.com/BoltonInterfaithCouncil/photos/a.183367568393390.49800.179955842067896/1401983756531759/?type=3&theater

Norwich InterFaith Link – Circulated a copy of IFN’s statement to its mailing list, and its Chair offered reflections on BBC Radio Norfolk.

His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community - https://www.khalifaofislam.com/press-releases/westminster-attack-2017/

Merton Faith and Belief Forum and Baitul Futuh Mosque - http://www.merton.gov.uk/community-living/equality-diversity/interfaith_forum.htm

St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace is holding an event called Silence and solidarity: Prayers, silence and open listening for victims of violence everywhere https://stethelburgas.org/event/silence-solidarity-prayers-silence-open-listening-victims-violence-everywhere/

FaithAction - http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=992de51a37933ce5a11ccf646&id=a14d290173&e=ddfa8dfe69

Faiths Forum for London - Solidarity and Remembrance - a vigil on the week after the attack - http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=16290cfd8a0c86ea3f15da5d6&id=834da9888b&e=08168e3bf6 Note the updated information at: http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/?u=16290cfd8a0c86ea3f15da5d6&id=dbb21cd0c7&e=08168e3bf6

Crawley Interfaith Network - Prayers for Peace and Unity event - http://www.crawleyinterfaith.net/diary/

Coventry Multi-Faith Forum - a hard copy statement is available