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Statement – Death of Sir David Amess.
We are saddened and appalled at the killing of Sir David Amess, a devoted Member of Parliament and a man of faith. The years of devotion he gave to serving his constituents and the spirit in which he did it is an example to us all. Truly a man for others. Our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
Statement issued by Deacon Anthony Clark of St Edward the Confessor on behalf of the executive and members of Barnet Multifaith Forum. 15th October 2021.
Barnet Council – Please Stop the Hate and Set a Date
Here are the Planning Application dates and status –
|Application Received Date||Fri 03 Jul 2020|
|Application Validated Date||Mon 30 Nov 2020|
|Actual Committee Date||Not Available|
|Latest Neighbour Consultation Date||Tue 09 Feb 2021|
|Neighbour Consultation Expiry Date||Mon 08 Mar 2021|
|Last Advertised In Press Date||Thu 28 Jan 2021|
|Latest Advertisement Expiry Date||Thu 18 Feb 2021|
|Last Site Notice Posted Date||Thu 28 Jan 2021|
|Latest Site Notice Expiry Date||Thu 18 Feb 2021|
|Agreed Expiry Date||Wed 30 Jun 2021|
|Decision Made Date||Not Available|
|Determination Deadline||Mon 01 Mar 2021|
A joint Statement by Faith Leaders in Barnet and issued by The Barnet Multi Faith Forum
We have all witnessed the violence in Israel Palestine and in compassion with the victims are supporting a call for peace.
The ceasefire is a positive first step. Hopefully, we would like to see that soon followed by confidence-building initiatives.
In the UK, this has brought a passionate response from many people of all backgrounds in support of both the Palestinian people and Israel.
But in some cases, that empathy has also unleashed many voices of hatred, division, and fear – and acts of violence.
It is important for everyone who has a strong view on this issue to take a step back and reflect on their personal motives.
It is equally important for us to ask ourselves, ‘are we truly listening to the pain of those with who we don’t agree?’
As faith leaders in Barnet, we believe the only way forward is through finding our common humanity and working for peace.
We have been doing this for decades, and especially so during the last year of COVID-19, looking out for each other with care and love.
Therefore, as we stand together, we ask everyone to do the same, to suspend our anger, and instead join us in a call for dialogue.
We understand there is much pain. We acknowledge the suffering and injustice and want to work for a calmer solution.
Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg – Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism UK.
Hadiya Masieh – CEO Groundswell Project Community Peace Building
The Rev’d Dr Julie Gittoes – Area Dean of Barnet
Rabbi Jeff Berger – Interfaith Advisor
Cllr Anne Clarke for Childs Hill, Barnet and London Assembly Member for Barnet & Camden
Suchita Rajadyaksha – Chair of Barnet Women’s Interfaith Network
David Clare – Acting Chair of BMFForum
Esmond Rosen – President and the Executive of BMFForum
A call for calm and peace
Following on from a statement issued from Camden Faith Leaders Forum, I’m aware of a reported situation in Golders Green.
At this time on behalf of BMFForum, I just wish to appeal for calm on our streets and that for our faith leaders join in prayers and call for peace
We hope that whilst the current cease-fire in Israel/ Palestine holds our role as multifaith activists is to work harder for increased dialogue, understanding justice, and security for us all.
We need a period of calm to look for more ways that we can come together in unity and compassion.
Have a peaceful 🙏 weekend