Responding to the Manchester terror attack
Trinity’s minister, Revd Dominic Grant, writes:
We at Trinity join with churches, faith groups, and community organisations across our Borough and throughout our nation in condemning Monday’s bomb attack. To the bereaved and injured, and to all who call Manchester their home, we offer our condolences and affirm our solidarity.
Together with all people of goodwill, our diverse faith traditions hold in common a commitment to pursue peace with justice, and to build healthy communities shaped by generosity and mutual respect. These are values which those responsible for Monday’s atrocity sought to attack and undermine. But the response of Manchester’s citizens – seen in countless acts of selfless compassion and in dignified demonstrations of unity – stands as a powerful testimony: such attacks will not succeed.
- Reflections from church leaders, including a prayer from the Moderator of the URC’s North Western Synod, have been collated by Churches Together in Britain & Ireland.
- The Muslim Council of Britain and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK are among the many groups issuing statements condemning the terrorist attack.
- Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has likewise offered a reflection and a prayer.