21 Jun 2017
Manor Gardens Welfare Trust stands alongside all those working to keep our vibrant and diverse community together and supports this statement from the Islington Faiths Forum:
On Saturday 17th June, as part of the Jo Cox Foundation's Great Get Together, members of Islington’s differing faith communities and the wider community gathered at the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road. We met to remember Jo Cox, to honour and celebrate her affirmation that we all have more in common than we have things which differentiate us. We met to celebrate our friendship and our cooperation for the good of our neighbourhood.
Less than 48 hours later this same area experienced a terrorist attack aimed at killing Muslims returning home after their Ramadan prayers. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the person who died and with all those injured and traumatised by this event.
An attack on one faith is an attack on all faiths and communities. Those who try to divide us and who aim to spread fear, hatred and division will not succeed.
The communities at the Muslim Welfare House and Finsbury Park Mosque are a valued part of the Islington Faiths Forum. These faith sites and communities are places of welcome. They are our friends.
We pray especially for the leaders of these two communities. May we and they continue to stand together in these challenging times.