A joint statement from the members of the Hillingdon Inter Faith Network regarding the ongoing situation in Gaza:
The Inter Faith Network exists to promote understanding between people of different faiths in the UK and works to help create good inter faith relations in this country. Violent events overseas of any nature can, inevitably, have repercussions here in Britain.
This understanding seems essential to us, at the present time of crisis in Gaza. The Hillingdon Inter Faith Network will not detract from the work we have been doing to improve relations between all faith communities in the borough. We call on all faith leaders in Hillingdon to pray for those communities affected by the current crisis and for everyone to work together in a spirit of peace and mutual respect and understanding.
At times of tension, it is particularly important that we continue to seek ways to handle the local impact of overseas events. We will continue working together in ways which increases understanding and the promotion of community cohesion for everyone in Hillingdon.
PASTOR TUNDE BALOGUN
CLLR DAVID ROUTLEDGE
Executives, Inter Faith Network by email