Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby Says Lee Rigby's Murder Condemned by Muslim Council of Britain

From Christian Post-

The head of the global Anglican Communion has released a statement on the recent brutal murder of British soldier Lee Rigby.

The Right Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, said on Friday regarding Rigby's murder that Christian and Muslim leaders in the United Kingdom have been helping to bring reconciliation. "I want to recognize the response of churches, mosques and other faith and civil society groups as well as those of brave individuals who have done so much to bring our communities together at this time," said Welby.

"The strong response from the Muslim Council of Britain and many other organizations has rightly emphasized that these acts have no place in Islam."

Welby also mentioned his involvement with the interfaith British organization the Christian Muslim Forum, which was founded in the 1990s and comprised of leaders from both faiths. "As Patron of the national Christian Muslim Forum I know that the Forum is offering support and encouragement for these meetings to happen and I continue to hold all those working in these efforts in my prayers," said Welby.


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