As people of faith we stand together with mutual love and respect

And we invite all people to share in these ideals.

Last night we received reports of the attack apparently aimed at Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park in London.  As leaders and representatives of faith communities in the Merseyside region, we deplore all acts of violence against others, and wish to reaffirm the unity shared by all faith groups in working together for a better society.

In the last few days Mosques across the country have invited their non-Muslim neighbours to share the Iftar with them – the breaking of the fast in Ramadan.  These acts of hospitality and welcome send a stronger message than any act of terror: as people of faith we stand together with mutual love and respect, and we invite all people to share in these ideals.

The Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Anglican Bishop of Liverpool
The Most Revd Malcolm McMahon, RC Archbishop of Liverpool
Members of Merseyside Council of Faiths