New Zealand Terrorist Attack- Camden Faith Leaders Forum Statement

General News – Thursday, March 21st, 2019

The Swiss Church, London is a member of the Camden Faith Leaders Forum. The Forum brings together Churches, Synagogues, and Mosques across the London Borough of Camden. The Forum has issued the following joint declaration following the New Zealand terrorist attacks

March 2019.  Statement from Camden Faith Leaders Forum

As faith leaders in Camden, our hearts go out to the victims, survivors and their families of the terrorist attacks against mosques in New Zealand.
We condemn utterly the hatred that underpins this sort of heinous and evil violence.
We note with sadness that these attacks took place in the context of widespread and growing levels of Islamophobia.
We call on politicians, the media and others to take every care to make sure that their words and deeds never legitimise hatred against Muslim communities and build cohesion and respect between different communities.
In Camden, we stand together.
Cllr Abdul Hai and Phil Rosenberg, Co-Chairs, Camden Faith Leaders Forum
Rabbi Stuart Altshuler, Belsize Square Synagogue
Momota Khatun, Bengali Women’s Forum
Rev Dawn Cole-Savidge, Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
Rev Clevere Fenty, Calvary Church of God in Christ
Rev Jonathan Kester, Vicar, Emmanuel Church, West Hampstead and St Cuthbert’s Church, West Hampstead and Area Dean, Camden
Rev’d Sarah Farrow, Lutheran Student Chaplain, Council of Lutheran Churches
Rosemary Slinn, Chairman, Eleventh Church Of Christ, Scientist, London
Bernd Rapp, Pastor of the German Lutheran Congregations of London East
Rev’d Jennie Hogan, Chaplain, Goodenough College
Rev’d Esther Akam, Methodist minister, Gospel Oak and Kensal Rise Methodist Churches
Revd Jeremy Fletcher, Vicar, Hampstead Parish Church
Charles Robertson, Hampstead Quaker Meeting
Rabbi Dr Michael Harris, Hampstead Synagogue
Anthony Ostrin, Hampstead Synagogue
Father Robert Thompson, Vicar of St Mary’s Kilburn and St James West Hampstead
Rev Christopher Cawrse, Holy Cross Anglican Church, King’s Cross
Saiqa Pandor, Homestart Camden and Islington
Steven Derby, Director, Interfaith Matters
William Edghill, Interfaith LGBT Coordinator
Father Eddie Gilmore, Irish Chaplaincy
Rev Timothy Bradshaw, Superintendent Methodist Minister, Islington & Camden Mission Circuit
Deacon Linda Gilson, Minister, King’s Cross Methodist Church
Rabbi Danny Rich, Senior Rabbi, Liberal Judaism
Rev Kristin Breuss, Lighthouse London, Swiss Cottage
Revd Claudio Flor, Pastor, Luther-Tyndale Memorial Church
Tony Kyriakides, Chaplain, Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead
Lady Daniela Pears, Interfaith chair Mitzvah Day
Dr. Ahmad Makhdoom, Regional Director, Muslim World League London Office
Revd Andy Marshall, Chaplain and Interfaith Adviser, Royal Veterinary College
Fr Michael O’Connor, Sacred Heart Church, Kilburn
Lew Llewellyn, SGI-UK
Rabbi Eli Levin, Assistant Rabbi, South Hampstead Synagogue
Rabbi Shlomo Levin, Senior Rabbi, South Hampstead Synagogue
Rabbi Shlomo Odze, Assistant Rabbi, South Hampstead Synagogue
Reverend Alan Carr, Rector of St Giles-in-the-Fields
Revd Dr Ayla Lepine, Assistant Curate, St John at Hampstead
Tom Watts, Senior Minister, St John’s Downshire Hill, Hampstead
The Revd Canon William Gulliford, St Mark’s Church, Regent’s Park
The Reverend Monsignor Phelim Rowland, Parish Priest, St Mary’s Hampstead.
Fr Michael Thomas, St Michael’s Camden Town
Rev Anne Stevens, Vicar, St Pancras Church
Fr. James Elston, Team Vicar, St Paul’s Church
Imam Mehmed Stublla, The British Albanian Muslim Community
Rev Carla Maurer, The Swiss Church in London
Rev Hugh Graham, United Reformed Churches in Camden
Revd Prebendary Marjorie Brown, Vicar of the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill
David E. P. Currie, Minister, Pond Square Chapel, Highgate United Reformed Church
Rev Hugh Graham, United Reform Churches in Camden
Rev Kate Dean, Minister, Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead