THE MERSEYSIDE COUNCIL OF FAITHS
Patron: The Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside: Dame Lorna Muirhead, DBE
Chair: Dr Shiv Pande MBE, DL Honorary Secretary: Ultan Russell
The Council represents Merseyside’s major faiths. It is an Un-Registered Charity
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STATEMENT BY MERSEYSIDE COUNCIL OF FAITHS
Merseyside Council of Faiths at its meeting this evening shares the horror and concern of the attacks on Parliament and other bystanders in the area. The Council is committed to our democratic structures and to working in partnership with the whole community. We abhor violence of any type wherever it occurs and are profoundly shocked by this incident.
We remember and offer our condolences to the family and friends of those killed and maimed. We also express our support for the Emergency Services and all they have done to cope with this horrific incident in Westminster.
We encourage all people to use the Universal Prayer of Peace as a sign of our solidarity with all those affected:
Lead us from death to Life, from falsehood to Truth.
Lead us from despair to Hope, from fear to Trust.
Lead us from hate to Love, from war to Peace.
Let Peace fill our heart, our world, our universe.
Peace, Salaam, Shalom
Dr Shiv Pande MBE DL and the Revd Dr Sheryl Anderson (Co-Chairs)
Although we bear the name of the great city of Liverpool, with all its associations of music and culture, learning, sport and enterprise, the District is much more than the city. We stretch from Southport in the north to Wirral in the south and include parts of Lancashire and Cheshire to the east. Although predominantly urban, the District does include some rural communities and Churches.