Faith leaders in Liverpool have come together to appeal for unity following Sunday’s terrorist attack in the city.
Representatives of the Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu faiths gathered outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital in Toxteth.
They read the following statement:
Sunday’s terrorist attack at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital has shocked people of every faith – and those of no faith – across the city.
We do not yet know the motives of the man who died.
Terrorism is an indiscriminate act against people of all faiths and backgrounds.
It seeks to destroy our lives of peaceful coexistence and disrupt the functioning of society.
Liverpool is a city famed for being welcoming and tolerant.
At this difficult time, let us remember that there is more that unites than divides us.
Our belief in humanity may be shaken, but it remains intact.
We need to remain calm yet vigilant, and alert not alarmed, at this time.
As faith leaders, we are united in our desire for peace and justice.
Within our different communities we pray for all those affected.
And for them to make a good recovery.