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Faith leaders respond to Manchester terror attack.

“The Faith leaders and representatives of South Yorkshire send their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives in the Manchester Arena Attack. Our thoughts go out to those who have been injured, we hold you in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt appreciation to the bravery of the emergency services for their efforts in saving people’s lives and assisting those injured. At this time the need to come together, to let each other know you are safe or to be close to those you love is the most important thing of all. Now is the time for communities to come together and show that such attacks cannot overcome our care and compassion for each other”

Bishop Peter Burrows, Bishop of Doncaster

Patsy Cunningham, Sheffield & District Reform Jewish Congregation

Revd Mary Taylor, Yorkshire Baptist Association

Canon David Bliss, Vicar of Rotherham

Mike Fitter, Amida Buddhist Order

Gareth Jones, Interfaith Advisor Methodist

Joanne Archer-Siddall, Rotherham Faith Leaders Council

Monsignor Desmond Sexton, Vicar General Diocese of Hallam

Revd Thomas McCready, Doncaster Partnership for Muslim – Christian Friendship

Frada Wilenski, President Sheffield Orthodox Jewish Community

Fr Shaun Smith, Sheffield Faith Leaders Group

Rt Rev Ralph Heskett, CSsR, Bishop of Hallam

Saghir Alam, Chair of Rotherham faith leader Council

Mohammed Qari Ismail, Chair of the South Yorkshire Federation of Mosques

Abdool Kadir, Trustee Families Relief

Abdool Gooljar, Islamic Society of Britain

Revd David Stevens, Vicar of Doncaster Minster