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A letter for Pittsburgh

01 November, 2018

CAMDEN’S faith leaders have written a joint letter to the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

• Dear Community of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, we, as faith leaders in the London Borough of Camden in the UK, were devastated to hear about the heinous attack on your synagogue over the Jewish Sabbath.

We are conscious that the poisonous hate that drove this attack could have been directed at any of us, and you have our full solidarity.

We read with admiration about your tremendous work in support of refugees, and your other good works for the wider community.

We hope that you can continue to be a light to all peoples and live your faith with pride. The world needs more communities like yours.

The wicked actions of the person who took the lives of 11 members of your community has only succeeded in drawing us closer together with the desire to emulate all that is good about what you do.

In loving and prayerful solidarity.

CLLR ABDUL HAI & PHIL ROSENBERG Co-Chairs Camden Faith Leaders Forum, PASTOR NOEL ADEBAYO Redeemed Christian Church of God, RABBI STUART ALTSHULER Belsize Square Synagogue, REVD TIMOTHY BRADSHAW Superintendent Methodist Minister Islington & Camden Mission Circuit, PHIL CHAMPAIN Director The Faith & Belief Forum, REVD KATE DEAN Minister Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, WILLIAM EDGHILL Interfaith activist, REVD SARAH FARROW Lutheran Student Chaplaincy, REVD CLEVERE FENTY Calvary Church of God in Christ, REVD JEREMY FLETCHER Vicar Hampstead Parish Church, DEACON LINDA GILSON King’s Cross Methodist Church, REVD HUGH CF GRAHAM United Reformed Church in Camden, REVD CANON WILLIAM GULLIFORD Vicar of St Mark’s Regent’s Park & Director of Ordinands for the Diocese in Europe, RABBI DR MICHAEL HARRIS Hampstead Synagogue, MD KAMAL HUSSIN Kentish Town Baitul Aman Mosque, TRISTAN JOVANOVIĆ Friends House Quaker Meeting, MOMOTA KHATUN Bengali Women’s Forum, RABBI SHLOMO LEVIN South Hampstead Synagogue, REVD ANDY MARSHALL Chaplain & Interfaith Adviser to the Royal Veterinary College, FR DAMIEN MASON Vicar The Parish Church of St Mary Brookfield, LADY DANIELA PEARS Interfaith Chair Mitzvah Day, BERND RAPP Pastor German Lutheran Congregations of London East, CHARLES ROBERTSON Hampstead Quaker Meeting, REVD ANNE STEVENS & the congregation of St Pancras Church, MIKE STYGAL Vice-President The Pagan Federation of England & Wales, and RABBI JACKIE TABICK West Central Liberal Synagogue

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