English Churches join
in prayer and solidarity
with French people
David Cornick, General Secretary of Churches Together in England writes:
Christians and Muslims alike have united in their condemnation of the indiscriminate brutality of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night. The leaders of England’s churches have offered their prayers for the bereaved and suffering and assured the French people that we stand in solidarity with them. As they do so, they speak for all England’s Christians. Churches Together in England, its Presidents, Board, members and staff are all joined in prayer today, that the comfort and grace of God may meet and encompass those who are suffering such devastation.
We hope that the statements of Christians and Muslims gathered here will not only provide witness of that solidarity, but also enable and deepen the prayers of us all.
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster are both Presidents of CTE. Their statements are here:
The United Reformed Church Mission Council has authorised the following letter:
The Interfaith Network issued the following press release:
The Muslim Council of Great Britain has issued this statement of solidarity:
The Methodist President statement:
World Council of Churches statement:
Conference of European Churches statement:
His Grace Bishop Angaelos, Coptic Orthodox Church in UK: