Statement from the Presidents of CTE
In response to the attack at Finsbury Park
on Monday 19 June
We were shocked to learn of the brutal attack on worshippers leaving the Finsbury Park mosque in the early hours of this morning. We unreservedly condemn all acts of violence which seek to undermine our society and foster hatred and intolerance.
Jesus came among us as the Prince of Peace, and in his name and for his sake, we stand in solidarity with our Muslim friends.
We remember in our prayers those who have been injured.
We pray for the leaders of our communities and nation, and for those who work in our
We pray too for those who perpetrate such acts that God may touch their hearts and minds
with his love, forgiveness and compassion.
Archbishop Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster
Revd Dr Hugh Osgood, the Free Churches Moderator
The Revd Canon Billy Kennedy, the President nominated by the New Churches, the Religious Society of Friends (ie the Quakers) and the Lutheran and German-speaking Churches
Bishop Angaelos, the President for the Orthodox Churches
Bishop Dr Eric Brown, the Pentecostal President
Information about the six CTE Presidents