Group from Quex Road Attends ‘Standing Together’ Rally against Violence in London Ecumenical Event organised by Church groups and attended by Cardinal Nichols
Standing Together Against Knife Crime
Last weekend, a group from Quex Road attended the “Standing Together” Rally to join with other churches and ecumenical groups to call for an end to violent crime in London and the UK. The group joined the protest walk to suppport families affected by knife crime. The Rally took place in Trafalgar Square and was organised for all churches to join together.
Terry Murray OMI, of Sacred Heart Church, Quex Road said of the event: “We attended as a group from the parish to support families affected by knife crime. Two funerals have been held in our parish over the past three years – of young men, victims of violence and who died as a result of knife crime. We were there today lend our support to their heartbroken families and to the Rally against Violent Crime.”
This was organised by all the main churches throughout London, and supported by the presence of Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
The Rally was addressed by many church leaders, including Cardinal Vincent Nichols, and other religious leaders.
At Trafalgar Square today @CardinalNichols joins ecumenical rally against knife crime in London. #StandingTogether #KnifeCrime pic.twitter.com/mbscroGiJq
— Westminster Diocese (@RCWestminster) April 6, 2019
.@bishopSarahM leads a time of lament #standingtogether pic.twitter.com/Vbh5katG3X
— Southwark Diocese (@SouthwarkCofE) April 6, 2019
The event was organised by the street pastors group Ascension Trust, London City Mission, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) and Southwark Diocese.
Director of Justice and Inclusion at the CTBI, Richard Reddie said: “Lives have been lost, people are grieving and there are those out there who have experienced life-changing injuries.
“We want to say as churches, ‘we hear that, we’re standing along you’, because God is standing alongside them.”
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