Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Archbishop of Canterbury visits faith communties in Southall
In his speech, Archbishop Justin stated: “Diversity is a gift, not a threat; it is a hope, not a danger. The kind of country I want to live in has as one of its best examples what goes on in this area. I don’t want to live in something that is mono-cultural.”
After his visit to the Central Jamia Mosque, the Archbishop also condemned the recent wave of attacks on Muslims following the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby. He said, "I want to acknowledge the pressure that our Muslim friends and colleagues have faced over the last few weeks. There have been terrible attacks, I know that the vast majority of those in this country and especially people of faith would join me in condemning utterly any act of violence against anyone because of their faith.”
Full text of speech
The picture show Archbishop Justin meeting school children visiting the Sikh Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha
Copyright Marc Gascoigne.