Faith leaders met on 20 November 2015 at Lambeth Palace in solidarity a week after terrorists attacked Paris leaving 129 dead.
Following a meeting of the Council of Christians and Jews, Muslim leaders joined Christian and Jewish leaders to stand together in mutual support and to demonstrate and encourage the cohesion of British society as terrorists seek to sow fear, hatred and division.
The leaders were:
- Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster
- Archbishop Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
- Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
- Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to the Movement for Reform Judaism
- Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg, Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism UK
- Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra, Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain
- Yousif al-Khoei, Executive Director of the Al-Khoei Foundation in London
Cardinal Nichols said:
‘It was an important moment where our three faiths stood together to support the Muslim community in their vulnerability at this time and to add our weight to the statement from the Muslim Council of Britain earlier this week.’