Christians and Muslims Hold Remembrance, Issue Joint Statement on 7/7

July 8, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

On July 8, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "As England stood silent Friday in remembrance of the London bombing victims of one year ago, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) issued a joint statement with the Muslim Council of Britain.

On the one-year anniversary of the suicide bombings that struck London’s transport system, killing 52 people and injuring more than 770, the Christian and Muslim leaders united in their condemnation of the events.

In the statement, they stated how the teachings of Christian and Muslim Scriptures 'repudiate the use of violence.'

In expressing sympathy to those affected by the atrocities, the statement read, 'We remember those who continue to feel the deep pain of losing family and friends; we remember those who were injured and traumatized by dealing with the events and those whose way of life changed that day.'

The statement was issued by the Rev Bob Fyffe, who recently succeeded Dr David Goodbourn as the General Secretary of the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, which oversees the ecumenical developments between the Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Protestant and Pentecostal Churches.

Joining the Rev Fyffe in releasing the statement was Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, who is the Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain."