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Multi Faith statement regarding the current situation in Gaza/Israel

Faith Leaders across the City of Nottingham share a united message in response to the current situation in Gaza/Israel

Friday, October 13, 2023
Right Reverend Patrick McKinney

Multi Faith statement regarding the current situation in Gaza/Israel




"In light of the heart-breaking events unfolding in Israel and Palestine (Gaza) this week, all Nottingham's multi faith communities stand together in shock ands orrow.  The tragic loss of life deeply affects us all.  We wish to emphasise that the targeting and killing of civilians is utterly wrong.  The need for unity is so crucial during such trying times.


Our communities share a profound connection to Nottingham and to each other.  We work together, our children learn side by side in schools and our commitment to this city is unwavering.  We cannot allow any room in our city for hatred, neither antisemitism or lslamophobia can be tolerated.  We firmly assert that there is no place for hatred within our city.


We, as a diverse group of people of faith including British Muslims, Jews, Christians, Hindu and Sikhs, and other religions pledge our commitment to the safety and prosperity of each other.  Together, we will actively call out and challenge all forms of discrimination.  We call for understanding, respect, and unity in our beloved city."



Signed by many of the Faith Leaders in Nottingham, including Bishop Patrick McKinney.

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